DAYTON — The Dayton volleyball team will go into its league tournament on a high note after winning two matches to end the regular season.
After winning at Fallon 27-29, 25-18, 25-15, 18-25, 15-12 Wednesday, the Dust Devils routed Sparks 25-7, 25-10, 25-12 on senior night at home Thursday.
Dayton coach Monica Halverson said all four of her seniors played well. “Taylor Lockett played well and has improved so much since the beginning of the season,” Halverson said. “Katie Turner, coming off of an injury, played well at the net and on defense. My other two seniors, Rachel Hadley and Shalia Powell led the team with consistent play and on the court.”
Powell had five kills, 20 assists and four aces, hadley had 11 digs and Lockett added 10 digs for Dayton, which finished in third in league at 12-4 and 22-6 overall heading into next week’s league tournament at Truckee.
FALLON — Dayton High, led by Ashley Mason and Makenna Olsen, knocked off Fallon in the Northern 1-A contest.
Mason and Olsen each had 11 kills. Mason added 24 digs.
Rebecca Mason had six kills and 16 digs while setter Powell added 14 digs, 33 assists and six kills. Hadley contributed 22 digs.
“We didn’t come out playing at the level we’ve been at, and Fallon came ot swinging,” Dayton coach Monica Halverson said. “Our energy level was low, and it took trailing in the fourth game to really wake us up.”
The Lions concluded the regular season with an easy 25-11, 25-4 and 25-16 win over Battle Mountain on Wednesday night.
Kassidy Lommori led the way with 13 kills, six aces, two digs and an assist. Ashley Rife had 17 assists, three aces, four digs and three kills. Brianna Soukup had five kills and two digs while Lucero Pasaran added four kills. Rachel Dane contributed six assists.
Dust Devils win finale
DAYTON — Jorddy Diaz, Jacob Duran and Jaime Avila scored a goal apiece to give Dayton a 3-1 win over Fallon on Wednesday.
Dayton finished with a 3-9-3 record under first-year coach Luis Melgarejo.
“This season was a huge improvement from last year,” he said. “We are only losing three seniors. We have a young team and should be better next season. I’m very proud of my team.”