Breaking the postseason ‘curse’ | Serving Minden-Gardnerville and Carson Valley

Marin Collins (5) puts absent just one of her seven kills Monday night time in Douglas’ regional quarterfinal gain over Carson. Douglas volleyball turns all-around and normally takes on Reno tonight in the regional semifinal.

Photo by Ron Harpin.

 For Douglas Large senior Fiona Mora, Monday night’s 3- get around Carson Higher in the Class 5A regional quarterfinal intended a good deal.
Mora, Caitlyn Stephens and Kate Talia experienced still to progress out of the very first round of the postseason in their high university profession.
That’s no more time the scenario just after Monday evening powering a 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 get.
“As a senior, we just needed it definitely undesirable,” claimed Mora. “For the 4 decades, I’ve been playing with this application I haven’t created it previous the initial round of regionals. … I consider it just pushed all of us to want to gain.”


Fast starts 
All three sets began in favor of the Tigers.
Douglas jumped out to an early direct in all 3 sets.
In the first set, the Tigers led 15-9 right before holding off a late Senator press.
The next set looked as nevertheless it was likely to be all Douglas as the orange and black ran up a 15-5 lead in the initial 20 details.
On the other hand, Carson turned the tide out of a timeout and minimize the deficit to just one, 18-17, prior to Douglas ended the set with 4 straight points.
Sofia Kolbe and Marin Collins led the Douglas attack with 8 and 7 kills, respectively. Kolbe also had 7 provider aces, including 4-in-a-row at the beginning of the 3rd set.
Talia recorded 10 digs though Mora was the aid leader for the Tigers with 15.
The Tigers know that in get to very best a talented Reno (6-) staff, they’ll have to put themselves in a placement to function from in entrance.
“Come in with the very same vitality as we did now. Start off out solid, guide the team and battle for it,” stated Stephens.
“We need to have to make positive we continue to keep our target on our aspect,” mentioned Mora.
Reno has only dropped 1 established this year and defeat Douglas 3- in the time opener back again on March 4.
With these a short year, Douglas’ seniors were capable to choose in the last match on their home floor.
The previous video game in Minden experienced some normalcy to it as perfectly.
“Having admirers, it felt so ordinary, …the adrenaline,” said Mora. “I’m so enthusiastic for tomorrow (this night) regardless of the final result.”
It’ll be just the ninth match of the yr for Douglas, with a shot at a single additional should really the Tigers pull the upset.
“I’m just enthusiastic to play a single a lot more time,” claimed Stephens.
Reno and Douglas are set to commence at 6 p.m. this night.

Amelia J. Bell

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