The Battle Mountain High School volleyball team had the tough task of playing its first four Northern 2A matches on the road.
Battle Mountain was in West Wendover on Friday night and lost to the Wolverines in four sets. West Wendover claimed a close first set 25-23, only to see Battle Mountain bounce back to win the second set 25-20.
The Lady Longhorns could not keep the momentum going, as West Wendover won the final two sets 25-19 and 25-14.
Battle Mountain made its way to Ely on Saturday and dropped a four-set match to White Pine.
Battle Mountain opened the Northern 2A season on Friday, Sept. 6, in Incline. The Highlanders swept the Lady Longhorns 25-21, 25-23 and 25-12.
Lolly Argueta had three kills for Battle Mountain, while Kathy Lopez, Uliana Willingham, Kasia Nelson and Isabel Diaz had two kills apiece.
Argueta had four of Battle Mountain’s seven blocks, as Addi Slaybaugh, Willingham and Nelson each had a block. Brynlee Freeman and Kira Smith had five and four assists, respectively.
Diaz had a team-high seven digs, while Freeman added four and Lopez three.
Battle Mountain (0-4 Northern 2A) was in North Tahoe on Saturday, Sept. 7, and lost 25-13, 25-10 and 25-18 to the Lakers.
Freeman and Slaybaugh had two kills apiece for the Lady Longhorns, while Argueta added two blocks. Diaz had a team-high eight digs and Carlee Peterson, Smith and Freeman each had seven digs.
Battle Mountain hosts Coral Academy on Friday at 5 p.m. and Yerington on Saturday at noon. The Lady Longhorns will play the two schools two weeks in a row. Battle Mountain travels to Reno to play Coral Academy on Sept. 27 and Yerington, Sept. 28. The four-match road trip continues in Lovelock on Oct. 4 and Silver Stage on Oct. 5.
The Lady Longhorns return to their home court on Oct. 11 to play West Wendover for Homecoming.