The trip south to Carson City took longer than the match for the Sparks High School volleyball team on Thursday, as Carson speedily defeated the Railroaders in straight games 15-0, 15-4, 15-3.
The Senators are now 7-3, while Sparks remains winless with its 0-10 record.
Carson recorded one of its highest ace totals of the season in the match with 16, including seven by Kaitlin Leck and three for Davina Carter.
"I'm happy we stayed focused and took care of business," said Senator coach Daryl James.
Alyson Thurman led the Senator scoring with 14 kills. Carrie Ostrander and Leck also had seven kills apiece.
Carson hosts Wooster on Tuesday, with the freshmen set to play at 3:45 p.m.
Galena 3, Hug 1
RENO - Kellie Burton had 20 kills, and Lauren Wallace contributed 26 assists as the Grizzlies (14-9, 8-3 Division I) won the final two games and recorded a 15-7, 9-15, 15-13, 15-2 win over the Hawks.
Kirsten Drury had 17 service points to lead Galena, while Katie Richards and Wallace both had 10 apiece. Richards led the team with 14 digs, while Angela Volpp had 10. Drury also contributed 14 kills
Galena hosts Fallon at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Girls 3A Golf
FERNLEY-The Fernley High girls golf team mathematically clinched a berth in the 3A state championship on Friday with the team's first-place performance at the Division I Tournament at Desert Lakes Golf Course.
Fernley won the tournament with the team score of 510, a season best according to coach Dave Burns. Fernley finished 12 strokes ahead of Tahoe-Truckee, marking the first time in five tournaments the Vaqueros defeated the defending state-champion Wolverines this season.
Erika Eilrich had Fernley's low score with her 97; Ashley Reeder (99) and Michelle Kirk (110) also had memorable days as each scored her lifetime personal best round.
Fernley will host the state championship on Oct. 21 at Desert Lakes.