Lady Bucks cruise to win over Spring Creek

Lady Bucks cruise to win over Spring Creek

Lady Bucks cruise to win over Spring Creek

The Lowry High School volleyball team did not allow Homecoming to be a distraction, picking up a three-set win over Spring Creek in Winnemucca on Wednesday night.

The Lady Bucks cruised in the first set 25-4 and finished off the Spartans 25-23 and 25-14 to improve to 7-2 in the Northern 3A.

“We changed some things up in the final two sets,” said LHS coach Brandon Eastman. “We threw a different lineup in the second set and it was a good chance to get some more girls on the floor. I changed the rotation in the third set and played Sierra (Maestrejuan) in the middle, because we will be without a player on Saturday. I wanted to get Sierra the feel of playing in the middle instead of the outside.”

Lowry scored 11 of the first 12 points of the match, picking up kills from Kyllie Sappington and Julianne Montero. Jadyn Eastman and Sappington added aces and Brooke Hansen had a block.

Leading 15-3, Tailor West nearly served the opening set out, with Spring Creek scoring a point at 24-3. However, Brittany Jacaway finished the set with a kill.

Even though Lowry threw a different lineup out on the floor in the second set, it appeared the outcome would be the same. The Lady Bucks notched the first four points of the set.

With the aid of unforced errors by the Lady Bucks, the Spartans quickly closed the gap to 7-6. Lowry found some breathing room and increased the margin to four points after back-to-back kills by Alyssa Kuskie and Jacaway.

Lowry led by as many as five points at 13-8, but Spring Creek used a 6-1 run to tie the set and force the Lady Bucks to call a timeout.

Behind a kill by Kuskie and two consecutive aces by West, Lowry pulled ahead 24-18, but could not close out the set. Spring Creek scored five points in a row, when a tip by Kuskie ended the Spartan rally.

The regular lineup was back on the floor, with a few minor tweaks and Lowry dominated the early stages of the third set.

Eastman scored the first three points for the Lady Bucks and the rout was on. Aided by four aces from Kepa Bengochea and kills from Kuskie and Jacaway, Lowry built a 15-4 advantage.

Spring Creek got as close as 19-12 late in the third set, only to see Lowry quickly pull away and complete the sweep.

Lowry is back home Saturday to play South Tahoe at 1 p.m. The Lady Bucks beat the Vikings in four sets in the first league match-up.

Lowry is back on the road on Wednesday to play league-leading Fernley at 6 p.m. The Lady Bucks are the only team in the Northern 3A to beat the Vaqueros this year.