The Carson High volleyball team warmed up for its first major showdown of the year with a 25-17, 25-15, 25-13 win over South Tahoe on Tuesday at Morse Burley Gym.
Carson (17-3, 1-0) will play at Manogue tonight in a showdown between two of Northern Nevada's top teams. The Senators will be without setter Shannon Earwood, who is still sidelined with an ankle injury.
Earwood is expected to return next week. Kendra Krupp continued to do a solid job in Earwood's place as Krupp had 18 assists against the Vikings. Krupp also received help in the setting duties from Breanna Anderson (eight assists) and Cameo Lomorri (three assists).
Carson put the match away in the third game when Mavil Diaz served for nine straight points as the Senators took a 22-6 lead.
Also for Carson, Kailey Taylor had three kills, Danae Eckart had six kills, nine digs and two aces, Blaike King had nine kills, 11 digs, two blocks and three aces, Elysse Virden had three kills and two blocks, Lomorri had six digs and three aces, Krupp had three digs, Anderson had three kills and four digs, Brittney Sly had three kills and one block and Samantha Hock had one ace and two kills.
DAMONTE RANCH 3, GALENA 1
Damonte won the early Sierra League showdown 25-16, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21. Scharae Steel had 22 kills, 13 digs and one block, Chaiymin Steel had 19 kills, three blocks, 13 digs and two aces, Riece Steel had 21 digs and one kill, Emily Byrne had one ace, one kill and 36 assists, Gianna Giorgi had six aces, one kill, one block and two digs, Bethany Morrill had two kills, one block and one ace and Kennedy Hall had three blocks and one kill for Damonte.
For Galena, Casey Burke had 12 kills, four blocks, nine digs and two aces, Bree Crook had 32 assists and one ace, Emily Burns had one ace, Emily Aguiar had 11 kills and nine blocks, Kim Naut had four kills and five digs, Marin Sauer had 10 digs and Brooke Keever had five digs.
The Douglas High School volleyball team swept cleanly past Fallon Tuesday night 25-12, 25-11 and 25-18 in Minden.
Fallon led only briefly early in the second game and never by more than one point as Douglas capitalized on its service game with nine aces, including three straight from Megan Mitchell to start the match.
It was a far cry from last week's five-game win over Truckee when the Tigers committed 23 service errors. Douglas improved to 12-0 overall and 1-0 in Sierra League play heading into a crucial league matchup at Galena Thursday.
Mitchell finished with five aces to compliment her 23 assists and four kills.
Jourdan Burke led the attack with 13 kills, Jessica Waggoner had nine, Taryn Williams had eight and Rebecca Antti and Shannon Dugan each had four.
After jumping out to a 15-8 lead in the first game, Douglas went on an 8-0 run highlighted by kills from Burke, Williams, Mitchell and Waggoner to pull out to a 23-8 lead.
Fallon got two kills from Sara Parsons and one from Kenyah Brown to close the gap to 24-12 but Williams finished off a Mitchell set to end the first game.
The Greenwave got out to leads of 2-1, 3-2 and 6-5 on kills from Callie Black, Parsons and Nicole Rothery to start the second game but only managed to tie things up at eight before Douglas went on a 7-0 run to pull away.
The Tigers extended that run to outscore Fallon 17-4 to close out the game.
Both teams fielded mostly their second-stringers in the third game and Douglas' Jackie Harper came away with 13 assists while Dugan came up with all of her kills in the third. Christine DuPuis added two kills in the third for Douglas.
Parsons ended up leading Fallon with six kills while Kenyah Brown had four kills and two aces and Khaliah Brown had two kills and Callie Black and Nicole Rothery each finished with two kills.
Syndee Weddell had seven assists and Rothery had five.
Carson's junior varsity team took second and the CHS freshmen took seventh ovrerall in the event that featured 13 area teams.
The CHS JVs beat Douglas in the semifinals 25-17, 18-25, 16-14. Brittany Wyatt served for the last two points to give Carson the win. Carson went on to lose to Yerington in the championship match.
Meagan Nuckolls set the atttack to Jeanette Van Sickle, Karli Dodge, Shelby Price and Makayla Drahos. Jazmyn Stokes, Alexis Church, Emily Rogers, Skylar Petersen, Elizebeth Bennett-Doran, Breann Perry and Kailee Tangen also played well.
The CHS freshmen won the silver division to finish seventh overall, beating Truckee in the semifinals and Fernley JVs 25-10, 25-17 in the finals. Tiana McAllister-Daggs, Kristalei Wolfe, Erin Bailey, Alyson Christl, Angela Augusta, Kahlia Pimental, Laura Mohlenkamp, Elena Charles, Allison Vondrak, Lisa Rogers, Christa McGahuey, Sarah Lushina, Micaela Vowinkel and Taylor Goodale all played well for Carson.
CHS JVS 2, SOUTH TAHOE 0
Carson (6-1, 1-0) won the JV match against South Tahoe 25-10, 25-14. Petersen had two aces and four kills, Van Sickle had four kills and five blocks, Nuckolls had seven assists and Bennett-Doran had four aces and five assists.
CHS FROSH 2, SOUTH TAHOE 0
Carson (7-0, 1-0) won the freshmen match 25-11, 25-7. Christl had two aces, three assists and one kill, Vowinkle had one kill, Pimental had two aces, Augusta had three aces, Mohlenkamp had three aces and one kill, Wolfe had six aces and three assists, Lushina had four assists, McAllister-Daggs had three kills and McGahuey added an ace.