North Tahoe volleyball | Lakers end season on high note

Sun Staff report

The North Tahoe volleyball team carried the momentum from its regular season into a hard-fought win in five games against Battle Mountain to open the Northern 2A Regional Tournament on Friday.

The fourth-seeded Lakers went on to lose to top-seeded Yerington in three the next day to end their season.

After the Lakers dominated the first two sets against fifth-seeded Battle Mountain, 25-17, 25-12, the Longhorns, who hosted the tournament, came back to win the next two, 25-20, 25-15.

Things didnand#8217;t look good for North Tahoe in the fifth and final set after falling behind 1-7 to start. But the Lakers had no intention of packing it in, as they roared back to knot the score at 12-apiece, then surged ahead with the final three points to end the match with a 15-12 victory.

and#8220;Iand#8217;m proud of the way we finished,and#8221; said North Tahoe head coach Tom LeFevers, whose Lakers finished fourth in the Northern 2A after losing to perennial power and former 3A champ Yerington, 10-25, 8-25, 13-25, the following day.

Senior outside hitter Lexie Courcier led the Lakers with 23 kills and three service aces against Battle Mountain, while Iren Rojas finished with 32 assists and four aces. Heidi Jimenez had eight digs and four kills, and Taylor Briggs had four blocks, four aces and two kills.

Yerington, which was a yearly contender in the 3A before dropping to the 2A last season, went on to defeat Whittell in straight sets to earn the Northern 2A title.

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