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North Tahoe volleyball | Lakers fall to Lions, Highlanders

Staff report
North Tahoe junior Jordan Briggs reaches for a block during the Lakers' league match against Incline on Thursday.
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Year in and year out, Yerington is the team to beat in The Division III volleyball ranks. This year is no different.

The Lakers fell in straight sets at the perennial power Lions, who improved to 5-0 in league play and 24-1 overall. Yerington’s only loss of the season came against St. Francis, a large school from Mountain View, Calif.

Yerington defeated North Tahoe 25-12, 25-14, 25-12 on Friday, then dealt Incline its first league loss in straight sets the next day, 25-9, 25-15, 25-19.

Yerington senior Chloe Dane led the way against the Lakers with 11 kills, four service aces and two blocks, while Kassidy Lommori added eight kills and two blocks.

Juniors Jordan Briggs and Sherene Clegg and sophomore Jill Arigiris led the North Tahoe attack with three kills apiece. Jackie Partain had five digs and two aces, Tilley Gibeaut had seven digs, and Helena Kearns and Jamie Dodge each had six digs. Dodge finished with eight assists, and Rikki Partain and Briggs had three digs apiece.

The day before, North Tahoe hosted Incline and lost in three, 15-25, 15-25, 20-25.

Jacki Partain posted six kills for the Lakers, while Cleg had four kills, and Briggs and Rikki Partain had three kills each. Kearns finished with 11 digs, Jacki Partain had 10 digs, Briggs nine digs, and Gibeaut and Dodge each had eight digs.

Dodge tallied 12 assists and Gibeaut three, while Gibeaut had the Lakers’ only block.

North Tahoe, which is now 2-4 in league and 3-7-1 overall, is scheduled to play a nonleague match at Coleville on Wednesday and league matches at Pershing County on Friday and Battle Mountain on Saturday. The Lakers return home to host Yerington on Oct. 15.