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Nevada Lady Tigers win season opener

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Nevada's Chelsie Johnson spikes her third kill past the College Heights defense to seal a victory for Nevada Tuesday night. --Eric Wade/Daily Mail
The Nevada Lady Tigers volleyball team rallied to an impressive win over Joplin's College Heights Christian School Tuesday night.

"It was a great first game," head coach Becky Lowery said. "I thought we had some awesome digs and awesome defense."

Nevada showed very strong defense throughout the varsity match, as well as adding a number of solid offensive plays. Mariah Mock led the Lady Tigers on the offensive side with five kills, followed by Chelsie Johnson and Taylor Means, both with three kills.

Johnson also led the team on the defensive side of the ball, with four blocks.

The varsity team needed just two sets to knock off College Heights, winning the first set 25-14 and the second 25-19. "They really took care of the ball," an obviously pleased Lowery said of her team.

The Lady Tiger freshmen fared equally well, winning their match 25-4, 25-7. The junior varsity girls were not as fortunate, however, losing in three sets 15-25, 26-24, 15-25.

The win gives Nevada a solid start to the season with a 1-0 record and good momentum moving on through the rest of the year.

The Lady Tigers will be off tonight, but go back into action tomorrow, taking on the Harrisonville High School Lady Wildcats in another home match.

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