RENO – On paper, it was one of the most attractive 4A North volleyball matchups of the season.
On paper, it appeared to be a potential regional title game preview. On paper, it looked like it was going five sets. Volleyball matches aren’t played on paper.
Bishop Manogue swept aside Spanish Springs on Wednesday night in south Reno 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 to remain the regions only undefeated team left standing.
The Miners improved to 12-2, 6-0 in 4A North play. The Cougs dropped to 19-4, 6-1 after leading for just three total points the entire match.
In the second set, the Cougs trailed 8-7, only for the Miners to go on an 8-0 run due in large part to four Hannah Kip aces.
The third set’s eighth and final tie was at 15 apiece. Bishop Manogue made sure there wouldn’t be a fourth set, scoring eight of the next 10 points.
Spanish Springs was out of sorts defensively much of the night, which hurt the offensive attack. Jordyn Boswell still finished with 10 kills.
Kennedey Stroshine got up nine digs and Olivia Galletti had eight. Mackenzie O’Connell passed out 21 assists to go along with seven digs, three kills, one block and an ace.
The Cougars will look to bounce back on Tuesday at home in another big contest against McQueen. The Lancers are 10-8, 3-2.