The Lowry High School volleyball squad started the season at a preseason tournament in Yerington on Aug. 23-24, garnering wins against Pershing County (Lovelock) and Smith Valley, while going down to Wooster, Damonte Ranch, North Tahoe and Mammoth.
The Lady Bucks lost to Wooster in two sets to start the tourney, but then they rallied to defeat Lovelock and Smith Valley on Friday.
“They did really well," said first-year LHS coach Skylar Estes. "We played Wooster first from the 4A and the girls came out and really contested with them, that was exciting. From there we were able to carry that play throughout the day. We ended up winning 2-out-3 games on Friday, which put us in the gold pool.”
Damonte Ranch took down the Lady Bucks on Saturday, as did North Tahoe and Mammoth (Calif.) to finish up their weekend of play.
“On Saturday we got to see some really competitive play because of that win on Friday, so it was really good for us,” Estes said. “The girls did really well as a team, staying up and never getting down, even if we were getting beat pretty bad by a big team.”
Lowry begins the regular season at home against Churchill County (Fallon) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Lady Bucks host Truckee on Pat Hart Court on Friday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. as well.
“It was good because we were able to look at some of the teams that we are going to be competing against in our league," Estes said. "I think that we are going to be pretty competitive with everybody this year, so it is going to be exciting to see what the girls can do.”
The Lowry junior varsity and freshmen volleyball teams were in Truckee last Saturday for a one-day tournament.
The Lowry freshman turned in a strong performance, finishing second in the tournament.
The Lowry freshmen and JV make its home debut on Wednesday against Churchill County at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.