The Carson High volleyball team passed its first test with a new setter, beating Reed in four games, 25-13, 25-23, 21-25, 25-15 on Tuesday at Morse Burley Gym.
Carson lost its starting setter in Shannon Earwood to an ankle injury during the Galena Tournament over the weekend and in her place, Senator coach Justin Malley brought up Kendra Krupp to take over the setting duties. With only one day of practice with her new teammates, Malley said Krupp did just fine.
"I thought Kendra did an excellent job," Malley said. "She stayed within herself. She stayed calm. Her job was to get the ball hittable for a player to do something.
She did what I wanted her to do. I know she's capable or I wouldn't have considered bringing her up. I was pleased with her performance."
The Senators have received somewhat of a break in the schedule as far as Earwood is concerned as they don't play until this Tuesday when they open Sierra League play against South Tahoe.
While nothing can be taken for granted, that's definitely a winnable match. Then a week from today, Carson will play Manogue, which figures to be a much tougher match.
There's a slight chance Earwood could be back for Manogue, although Malley isn't counting on it.
"I'm planning on her not being there," said Malley about Earwood for Manogue. "If she's healthy and she's ready to go, then lucky us."
"I think we can compete against Manogue with her as well," said Malley about Krupp. Malley said he expects Earwood back for the next match after Manogue.
Against Reed, the Raiders closed to within 23-22, but Kailey Taylor had a kill to give Carson a 24-22 lead and help withstand Reed's rally.
But in game three, Reed went on a 11-0 run to take a 12-3 lead and Carson couldn't recover, although it pulled to within 18-15 on the strength of Kristina Diamond's kill.
Carson took control in game four behind Krupp's serving and Alysse Virden's net play as it went up 7-1. Krupp served for five straight points and two aces during the run.
Reed pulled to within 15-12 before Carson effectively put the match away with a 7-0 run to take a 22-12 lead.
Blaike King had eight kills, five aces, 10 digs and two blocks, Cameo Lomorri had three kills, eight aces and 17 digs, Krupp ahd 33 assists and three aces, Virden had six kills and two blocks, Mavil Diaz had 20 digs, Kailey Taylor had six kills and one block and Danae Eckart had eight kills and seven digs.
Reed won the junior varsity match 2-0.
DOUGLAS VOLLEYBALL 3, WHITTELL 1
Douglas gave its bench players time on the court for the majority of the match on the way to winning 25-16, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8. The Tiger starters played the majority of game four.
Jessica Waggoner had 10 kills and seven blocks, Taryn Williams had 10 kills, Jourdan Burke had eight kills, two aces and three digs, Christine DuPuis had five kills and three digs, Shannon Dugan had five kills and two digs, Emily Garcia had four kills and four blocks, Megan Mitchell had two kills, two digs, 20 assists and four blocks, Jamie Lorntzen had three blocks and two digs, Jackie Harper had two blocks, 13 assists and two digs, Mysta Townsell had 15 digs and three aces, Jordan Marsh and Mia Townsell each had one dig and one ace, Rebecca Antti had one ace and Bryanna Schinzing had one kill and three blocks for Douglas.
Douglas won the junior varsity match 2-0.
CHS FROSH VOLLEYBALL 2, REED 0
Carson won 25-13, 25-22 to improve to 3-0. Sarah Lushina had two aces, 1 kill and five assists, Alyson Christl had two assists, 1 ace, one block and four kills, Macaela Vowinkle had two kills and one block, Christa McGahuey had one kill and one ace, Kristalee Wolfe had six aces and four assists and Tiana McAllister-Daggs added two kills for Carson.