Nevada varsity volleyball wins 15th game

Friday, October 10, 2014
Ralph Pokorny/Daily Mail/ Mikayla Bartlett receives for Nevada in the team's recent Dig for a Cure Night.

The varsity and junior varsity Tiger volleyball teams captured victories at Warrensburg for their Dig for a Cure night. The C team suffered a loss but overall, the night left Nevada Coach Ashley Thoreson pleased with her team.

The varsity went three sets, winning the first 25-18 and then rebounding from a 25-23 middle setback to squeeze out the finale, 28-26. The junior varsity won in straight sets, 25-15, 25-21. The C fell 25-14, 25-20.

Nevada's Rilie Good finished with 16 kills and 8 blocks to pace Nevada, with Morgan McNeley adding 21 assists and 11 digs, Mikayla Bartlett 13 digs, and Margaret Cavener five aces.

Ralph Pokorny/ Daily Mail/ Nevada's Morgan McNeley returns serve for Nevada as libero Lexie Overton (4) watches.

The victory upped Nevada's mark to 15-8. "We are excited to have another win against a team that is not only in our conference, but also in our district," noted Thoreson. "We continue to play really well the first half of the set and then relax and let our opponent right back in it the second half, and tonight was another case of that.

"We have got to stay focused and finish the sets. Tonight our libero, Lexie Overton, was home sick, so we looked for several other players to work hard in the back row. Overall, we handled her not being on the court pretty well.

"Emma Denman did a great job of stepping up for us tonight in the back row and our blocking was one of the best nights we have had.

"St. Pius will be another big match for us on Thursday and then we go to Clinton this weekend for their tournament," noted the coach, looking ahead.

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