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Senator spikers fall to Damonte

Staff Report

The Carson High volleyball team again had plenty of comebacks in itself, but every time Damonte Ranch was able to answer.

The Mustangs took command of the race for second place in the Sierra League with a 25-17, 13-25, 27-25, 27-25 win over Carson on Tuesday at Morse Burley Gym. Damonte now is in second by itself at 9-2 behind first place Douglas, which is 11-0.

Manogue is now in third at 8-3 while Carson has fallen to 7-4. The Senators still have a realistic shot to finish third as the Miners still have to play Douglas and Damonte while Carson still has to play Douglas.

The No. 3 seed is important because whoever ends up as the No. 4 seed will have to play the High Desert League’s top team, Reno High, in the first round of the Northern 4A playoffs.

In games three and four, Carson was able to overcome 24-20 deficits to tie the score 24-24, but Damonte went on to win both games. The Mustangs built a 19-11 lead in game three when a Mavil Diaz ace for Carson cut the deficit to 19-14 and helped spark the comeback.

Breanna Anderson’s ace followed by two Blaike King kills and a King block for the Senators tied the score 20-20. Damonte appeared to regain control when it took a 24-20 lead.

But Nikki Keller’s kill for the Senators began a 4-0 run. Kailey Taylor and Shannon Earwood combined on a block for Carson to tie the score 24-24.

After Damonte took a 25-25 lead, King answered with a kill to tie the score 25-25. But Rae Steel answered with a kill for Damonte to give the Mustangs a 26-25 lead and Damonte went on to win the game.

Down 8-4 in game four, Carson went on an 8-0 run to take a 12-8 lead, with King serving for seven straight points during the run. But Damonte kept coming back until it eventually went up 24-20.

Again Carson mounted a comeback behind Cameo Lomorri’s kill, Anderson’s ace and two King kills to tie the score 24-25. Steel answered with a dink to give Damonte a 25-24 lead before King had the last of her six kills down the stretch to tie it 25-25 before the Mustangs won the match.

With Carson up 7-6 in game one, Damonte went on a 9-2 run to take a 15-9 lead and effectively take control of game one.

Danae Eckart’s ace and Elysee Virden’s block helped Carson take a 7-2 lead in game two. After Damonte closed to within 9-8, Carson was able to respond behind Nikki Keller’s two kills to give the Senators a 12-8 lead and CHS went on to pull away.

Anderson had four kills, eight digs and two aces, Taylor had five kills, two digs and two blocks, Eckart had 30 digs and two aces, Lomorri had eight kills, 16 digs and one ace, , Diaz had eight digs, Earwood had two kills, 10 digs, two blocks, two aces and 48 assists, Keller had 10 kills, two digs and two blocks, Kings had 16 kills, 20 digs, one block and four aces and Virden had five kills, two digs and a block. Damonte was led by the one-two punch of Chaiymin Steel and Rae Steel.

DOUGLAS 3, WOOSTER 1

The Tigers needed four games to beat Wooster 25-12, 24-26, 25-7, 25-10. Taryn Williams had 17 kills, two points and three digs, Jessica Waggoner had 14 kills, five points, three aces, one dig and four blocks, Jourdan Burke had eight kills, eight points, two assists, five aces, three digs and two blocks, Megan Mitchell had seven kills, 17 points, five aces, five digs and two blocks, Emily Garcia had one kill, one point, one dig and three blocks, Bryanna Schinzing had one kill and five blocks, Christine DuPuis had two blocks and seven points, Rebecca Antti had a block, six points, one assist and five digs, Shannon Dugan had a block, six points, one assist, an ace and one dig, Mysta Townsell had 17 digs and four points, Jackie Harper had eight assists and six points and Mia Townsell had one dig and one assist for Douglas (30-1, 11-0).

Douglas (17-3, 9-2) won the junior varsity match 25-11, 25-12 and Douglas (14-3, 10-1) won the freshmen match 25-14, 25-13.

YERINGTON 3, FERNLEY O

The Lions rolled to a 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 win. Kayla Lommori had 22 kills, five digs, six aces and three blocks, Dama Cox had five kills, Alex Roberts had two kills nad three blocks, Trinity Thom had two kills and five digs, Rani Williams had two kills, five digs and one block, Angela Marracini had an ace, Courtney Clifton had two aces and five digs and Kiara Ross had an ace, seven digs and 29 assists for Yerington.

GALENA 3, SOUTH TAHOE 0

The Grizzlies beat the Vikings 25-23, 25-23, 27-25. Emily Aguiar had eight kills and one block, Casey Burke had eight kills, Kim Naut had six kills, Bree Crook had 27 assists and two aces, Chelsea Matteoni had two aces and 15 digs, Brook Keever had 14 digs, Casey Brook had 10 digs and five blocks and Whitney Robinson added four blocks for Galena.

CHS FROSH 2, DAMONTE 0

Carson (11-0) beat Damonte in the freshmen match 25-13, 25-13. Christa McGahuey had one kill and one dig, Erin Bailey had six assists and one dig, Laura Mohlenkamp had two aces and one kill, Alyson Christi had six assists, two kills and an ace, Angela Augusta had three kills, three digs and an ace, Tiana McAllister-Daggs had seven kills, Kristalei Wolfe had two aces, four kills and nine assists, Sarah Lushina had six assists, two kills and two digs, Kahlia Pimental had four digs and Micaela Volwinkel had five aces and three kills.