Mustangs rally past Tigers
With a share of second-place in the Sierra League volleyball at stake, Damonte Ranch rallied to pull out a 3-2 win Thursday night at Douglas.
Douglas (12-7 overall, 6-4 league) won the first and third games, but was unable to close out the match at Randy Green Court. Damonte Ranch (14-8, 8-2) won 19-25, 25-15, 21-25, 15-25, 15-12.
The Tigers will face another important test Tuesday night at Carson (14-10 7-3) in a match that closes out the first round of the Sierra League schedule.
Taryn Allmett led Douglas with 16 kills while Isabelle Peterson added 15 kills and eight blocks. Allmett converted kills that gave Douglas leads of 7-6, 9-7 and 11-10 in the final game. Peterson had a kill to put the Tigers on top 3-0 and a solo block to make it 5-3 in the final game.
In the third game, Allmett had three kills and Talyn Jackson a service ace during a span when the Tigers broke a 6-6 tie and took a 16-9 lead. Libero Alex Demaranville also had a diving save that led to a point.
Demaranville finished with 25 digs. Jackson had 38 assists and 11 digs. Aubrey Caires contributed 11 points and seven kills.
Seniors Meagan Carlson and Morgan Waller put down 20 and 15 kills respectively — they combined for seven in the fifth set — to lead the Mustangs in their comeback effort. Waller put down three kills and one block to help the Mustangs break out of a 10-10 tie in the fifth game.
The Mustangs were further supported by Jasmin Hubbard with 11 kills, 11 points and 20 digs. Heather Wiberg added 15 digs and sophomore setter McKinley Thiede dished out 51 assists.
Damonte Ranch won, 25-21 and 25-22. Madison Rodgers had five kills and four blocks for the Tigers. Erika Leitenbauer had six digs.
Douglas won 25-18 and 25-17. The Tigers improved their season record to 8-3.