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Coleville falls in semifinals

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The Coleville High School volleyball team’s season came to an end on Saturday with a loss against rival Smith Valley at the Division IV Northern Region Volleyball Tournament in Reno.

Smith Valley got past Coleville 3-2 in the semifinals at Wooster High School. The two rivals split in four matches this season — three of which came down to the final game.

Since only two teams advance to the state tournament, the loss closed the book on a 20-10 season for the Wolves. They won the Western Division regular season championship with a 14-2 record.



Smith Valley (21-9) came back later in the day to defeat Eureka in the finals, 3-1. Both teams now move on to play in the state tournament Friday and Saturday in Henderson.

Coleville opened on Friday with a 3-0 win against Owyhee.



DIVISION III

Yerington won the Division III Northern Regional Tournament on Saturday with a 3-1 victory against Pershing County in the championship match in Lovelock.

Yerington (25-10) dropped the first game then came back to win 22-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-16. The Lions advanced earlier in the day with a 3-1 victory against Battle Mountain in the semifinals (20-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-19).

“All the girls played their hearts out,” Yerington coach Debbie Rife noted. “It was a battle.”

Ashley Rife had 30 assists, 15 digs and 7 kills, while Kassidy Lommori contributed 20 kills, 13 digs and2 blocks to lead the Lions statistically. Chloe Dane had 11 kills, 8 digs and 2 blocks; Jazzmin Bryan had 7 kills; Brooke Menesini had 19 digs; and Angela Sciarani contributed 14 digs.

Lommori also had 20 kills and Rife 30 assists in the semifinal against Battle Mountain.