By Juliana Blatzheim Posted December 16, 2022
Varsity volleyball started the season off by attending two tournaments; one in Lovelock where they placed second and one in Yerington where they placed third in their bracket. The team quickly found themselves and came together as a team. The team showed the skills they learned by going undefeated in their crossover games starting with a win against the defending champions, the Truckee Wolverines. The girls had many loud and exciting moments and some disappointments, but they overcame all of them with their teamwork.
“I enjoyed how much togetherness the team had,’’ said coach Skylar Estes. “They were always excited about everyone’s success and supported each other through all the ups and downs.”
The team finished season games in second place and advanced to regionals for the first time in six years where they played a match against Spring Creek. They fought their hardest but fell short in five sets battling to the last point.
“I felt really excited to get a chance to play at regionals with my team and be able to play with the girls because we all became so close over the season,” said Megan Cook.
With their teamwork, the varsity volleyball team finished off scoring a higher percentage of wins than last year’s season, winning a total of 18 matches out of 27. Many members of the team also made All-Team All-State and All-League. Savannah Stoker was First Team All-State, 3A North All-League, and 3A East All-League. Kailey Franklin was Second Team Team All-State, 3A North All-League, and 3A East All-League. Emma Gray was Second team 3A East All-League. Megan Cook, Belen Baracio, and Jada Matheny were Honorable Mention in 3A All-League.