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Cougars knock off Douglas

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Spanish Springs gained momentum early Tuesday night and never slowed down on its way to a 3-0 Northern 4A volleyball victory against Douglas in Sparks.

In a meeting of teams at the top of their respective league races, Spanish Springs outlasted Douglas 25-14, 25-18, 25-21.

Douglas (2-1 league, 12-2 overall) dropped into a four-way tie for second-place in the Sierra League and Spanish Springs (4-0, 17-3) remained alone in first-place in the High Desert League. The Tigers absorbed their only other loss of the season on Sept. 3 by a 2-1 score at the hands of the Cougars at the High Sierra Classic.

"Tough loss! Great learning experience for the team … kudos to Spanish Springs," Douglas coach Suzi Townsell noted afterward.

Spanish Springs jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the opening set and went on to gain the early advantage, 25-14.

The final two sets went back and forth before the Cougars surged out on top. With the score deadlocked at 18-18, Spanish Springs engaged on a 7-1 run to close out the second set, 25-19. Then, with a narrow 18-17 advantage in the third set, the Cougars put the set and match away with a 7-4 run.

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Senior middle hitter Isabelle Peterson led Douglas at the net with 10 kills, while Sierra Sullivan added eight. Hailey Hughes also had a team-high four blocks.

Talyn Jackson dished out 14 assists and led the defense with 12 digs. Alex DeMaranville-Robinson contributed seven digs.

Moore had 17 kills last week in the Cougars' 3-2 win over Carson.

McQueen swept past Galena, while Carson defeated Reed and Damonte Ranch defeated North Valleys to create a logjam for second-place in the Sierra League standings. Manogue moved into sole possession of first-place with its win over Reno.

Note: Veteran Spanish Springs coach Frank Sandomenico has announced this will be his final season. This is Sandomenico's ninth season at the helm of the program, highlighted by a state championship in 2012.

JUNIOR VARSITY

Spanish Springs defeated Douglas in two sets, 25-22.

FROSH

Spanish Springs defeated Douglas 25-23, 25-17. Jolene Votel scored 12 points with five aces for the Tigers. Emily Carr contributed seven kills and Mayci Mariani added three kills.

Northern 4A standings

Sierra League

Manogue 3-0 1.000 –

Galena 2-1 .667 1

Douglas 2-1 .667 1

Carson 2-1 .667 1

Damonte 2-1 .667 1

Wooster 1-2 .333 2

High Desert League

Sp. Springs 4-0 1.000 –

McQueen 2-1 .667 1.5

Reno 1-2 .333 2.5

No. Valleys 0-3 .000 3.5

Reed 0-3 .000 3.5

Hug 0-4 .000 4