LAS VEGAS — Led by Kassidy Lommori, the Yerington High volleyball team knocked off northern Nevada rival Incline in four games to win the Divsiion III state championship Saturday at Foothill High School.
Yerington beat Incline 25-20, 25-22, 17-25 and 25-10. The Lions reached the finals with a 25-17, 25-19 and 25-13 win over The Meadows on Friday at Coronado High School.
Lommori had 19 kills and 14 digs, while setter Ashley Rife added four kills, four digs, five aces and 18 assists. Rachel Dane finished with four digs and Jordan Bobrick added nine digs.
In the semifinals, Lommori had 13 kills and seven digs, while Bobrick added three kills and three digs. Rife ended with three kills and 21 assists with Brianna Soukup adding four kills and five digs.
Dayton loses in three
LAS VEGAS — Faith Lutheran rolled to a 25-16, 25-17 and 25-13 win over the Dust Devils in a late Friday night contest.
“We came in confident as we warmed up with great energy and purpose,” Dayton coach Monica Halverson said. “As a team we were prepared for tall players who could drive the ball down with force (past Faith Lutheran teams). Their best hitter was 5-6 and not too explosive off the set, but she was consistent and could place the ball.
“Our goal was to shut down the quick sets from the middle with our blocks and cover the court with our defense. The last game we shut down mentally and weren’t playing to our potential and let them beat us.”
Shalia Powell led Dayton with four kills, 16 assists and 17 digs. Rachel Hadley had 17 digs and four assists, and Ashley Mason had four kills and five digs.
Dayton had almost as many errors (17) as it had kills (22). The team hit at a .052 clip.
Halverson believes Dayton can make state again next year.
“We will bring six seasoned seniors ready to claim the state title,” she said. “We had a great season. I’m glad I was able to be a part of it.”