FERNLEY —The Battle Mountain High School volleyball team made its way to Fernley this past Friday for the Northern 2A Regional Championships.
The Lady Longhorns entered the tournament as the No. 6 seed and took on Incline. The Highlanders ended the Lady Longhorns’ season, winning in straight sets 25-13, 25-16 and 15-12.
Battle Mountain scored the opening point of the night, but Incline answered back with seven consecutive points to lead 7-1 in the first set. Lolly Argueta ended the run with a block for the Lady Longhorns. Argueta, a freshman, moved up from thew JV team for the match.
Battle Mountain rallied to tie Incline at 9-9 after a kill by Uliana Willingham. The set was tied one more time at 10, when Incline went on a 10-2 run and did not look back from there.
The Lady Longhorns grabbed a 4-3 advantage in the second set on the strength of two kills by Marissa Rogers. Incline stretched its lead to 10-6, only to see Battle Mountain close the gap to 12-11, after a tip by Isabella DeAllah.
Battle Mountain trailed by two points on two occasions, the last at 16-14. However, a missed serve by the Lady Longhorns allowed the Highlanders to pull away. Incline scored the final seven points of the second set.
Incline used that momentum to build an 11-2 advantage in the third set. The Lady Longhorns picked up an ace by Julia Ramirez and a kill by Marbella Dias, but could not recover from the early deficit.
Yerington went on to beat White Pine in straight sets to win the 2A regional title. They will travel to Las Vegas this weekend for the state tournament at Faith Lutheran High School.