Volleyball: Wolves win regional title, Falcons qualify for state
The Coleville girls’ volleyball team captured the Northern 1A Regional title Saturday, defeating Minden-based Sierra Lutheran in four sets.
Sierra Lutheran won the first game 25-20 but Coleville bounced back to sweep the remaining three 25-23, 25-18, 25-23.
Both teams advance to this week’s state tournament at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas.
Coleville opens against Southern 1A No. 2 seed Tonopah Friday while Sierra Lutheran will take on Southern 1A powerhouse Pahranagat Valley. The winners advance to the state championship match on Saturday.
Sierra Lutheran clinched its first-ever state tournament berth in a team sport Saturday morning with a three-game sweep of Eureka.
The Falcons won 25-18, 25-17, 25-18.
On Friday, the Falcons captured the school’s first regional win in any team sport Friday night.
The No. 2 seed defeated McDermitt 25-18, 13-25, 20-25, 25-23 and 16-14.
The Falcons were down 13-4 in Game 5 before Amy Westre served 10 straight point leading the Falcons to the win.
Tiffany Patrick led the team with four aces, eight kills, a block, a dig and 32 assists; Hannah Ediss had 13 kills and two digs and Jessica Olson had two aces, 10 kills and a block.
Sierra Lutheran plays in the regional semifinals at 11:40 a.m. today at Wooster. They play the winner of the Smith Valley-Eureka match which was unknown as of presstime.