Tiger volleyball rolls into regional semifinal

Tiger volleyball rolls into regional semifinal

Douglas High volleyball did not appear to be a probable street participant because the fifth seed going into No. 4 Carson High on Tuesday evening.

The Tigers beat the Senators six days earlier than their postseason recreation on Tuesday evening, and it seemed just like the Tigers picked up proper the place they left off.

Douglas dispatched Carson in straight units — 25-18, 25-10, 25-21 — to arrange a 3rd assembly with No. 1 Bishop Manogue tonight at 6pm in Reno.

“It is a challenge. I want them to enjoy the moment and take it as a challenge,” mentioned coach Suzi Townsell. “The record isn’t the best, but you know what, you never know.”

The lights went off

Douglas trailed 6-5 within the first set Tuesday evening.

That was it.

The Tigers jumped forward 7-6 and continued to guide each set on the finish.

Senior captain Addy Doerr dominated the opening set with 4 of her seven kills in addition to a block to drive a Carson timeout with Douglas forward, 14-10.

Doerr posted a solo block to provide the Tigers a 21-13 lead earlier than ending the primary set along with her layup.

In the second set, a serve from fellow captain Sofia Kolbe pushed Douglas from a 13-9 result in 21-9 with a pair of aces.

Emerson Dufloth had a kill and a block over that eight-point stretch, whereas Leann Lemalu had two kills and a block of her personal in that stretch.

Lemalu, a sophomore, completed the evening with a team-high 12 kills.

Once the Tigers discovered about their postseason matchup with the Senators, the mindset modified.

“Right away, I felt like we’re not going to go to four (sets). I won’t lose to Carson again,” Kolbe mentioned. “In our mindset, we were getting Carson out, regardless of who was out or who was in.”

In the third set, Carson discovered some life, getting back from a 21-13 deficit to make it 22-21.

However, Douglas did not blink, placing the Senators away on the following three factors.

The Tiger devoted traveled fairly properly to Carson’s gymnasium, and the gamers took discover.

“We had a great student section, they helped a lot,” Doerr mentioned. “We had good energy last time, but today (Tuesday) was even better.”

Another win for a state spot

In order for the Tigers to earn a ticket to state, they should do one thing few groups have achieved this season.

Bishop Manogue was 14-2 in league play this fall with its solely losses at No. 2 Reno and No. 3 Spanish Springs.

Since the Miners misplaced to the Cougars on Oct. 12, they’ve dropped only one set throughout their four-game profitable streak.

Douglas has dropped each conferences with Bishop Manogue in straight units.

The closest the Tigers obtained to the Miners in any of these six units was 25-21, which got here within the first set of the primary assembly.

Douglas may have a tough go of it on Wednesday, having dropped only one set in his final three wins.

“Keeping the mindset we did today (Tuesday) and looking at it as a challenge,” mentioned Chana Rothschild, who had 5 kills, two blocks and an ace within the regional opener. “Just stay competitive and keep the energy up.”

Either method, somebody will seize a spot within the state match tonight at Bishop Manogue High School.

The match is predicted to start out at 18:00

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