The Pershing County High School volleyball team took to the road this past Saturday and beat rival Battle Mountain 25-14, 25-14, 25-20.
Lisa Clark coaches the squad.
“I’m very proud of the team for getting a league win against Battle Mountain especially on the road,” she said.
Faith Happy and Colbey Wanner led the blocking against the Lady Longhorns. Happy had three blocks and Wanner had one. The duo slowed many of Battle Mountain's big hits enough for Sydney Jensen and Taryn Houston to dig them. Jensen had seven digs and Houston five.
With strong blockers on the net and tough diggers in the backcourt, Pershing County’s defense is nearly impenetrable, said the coach.
The squad has been working on their offense.
“We continue to make progress offensively, getting more hitters involved in the attack,” said Clark.
The statistics reflected the coach’s words.
In Friday’s game, Makenna Houston had seven kills. Megan Renfroe, Jensen and Wanner each had five. Wanner had 10 assists and Maggie Baker added three. Jensen had seven aces, Wanner five and Baker added four.
Sydney Jensen agreed with Clark’s assessment.
“We went to Battle Mountain determined to win,” she said. “We’ve been working hard in practice because we want to improve. We’re a hard-headed and strong team. If we keep it up only good things will come from our efforts.”
JV squad beats
The JV volleyball girls beat the Lady Longhorns in two out of three sets (25-19, 21-25, 16-14). Sarah Haynie coaches the team.
“The girls started to come together as a team this week,” she said. “Maria Jimenez and Kati Cerini hit well from the outside during the first set and they all passed well in serve receive. They wanted this one and it was great to see them come out on top.”
On Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs stayed home to play Yerington. Results were not available at press time.
Jensen, Renfroe, Houston, Baker, Morgan Reid and Faith Moreira share a bittersweet experience this weekend.
The Pershing County volleyball team stays in Lovelock on Thursday to host its last home match of the season. The six graduating seniors will play the final home game of their high school careers. The team celebrates Senior Night in their honor.
The junior varsity plays Silver Stage at 4 p.m and the varsity follows at 5 p.m.