Volleyball: Cougars pick up win No. 30
The Cougars handled winless Hug 25-14, 25-11, 25-12 on Thursday night in the final regular-season home match for the six Spanish Springs seniors. The group played the first and third sets together.
“They have been a great group of kids to coach,” said Spanish Springs coach Frank Sandomenico, who is stepping down after the season. “They will be greatly missed.”
The win improved the Cougars record to 30-6, 12-2 in the 4A North. It is just the second time in program history they’ve reached the 30-win threshold. The first time came in 2012, when they won the program’s lone state title.
The win also moved Spanish Springs within one victory from the High Desert League title. With a two-game lead over Reno with just two games remaining, the Cougars can clinch the league title at Reno on Tuesday, or at Reed the following night.
Nine different Cougars recorded a kill against Hug, led by 10 from Emily Moore. As a team, Spanish Springs served 17 aces.
Raiders dropped by Lancers in four
Reed coach Amy Morris said her team played the best game of the year on Thursday night. Unfortunately for the Raiders, it came against one of the better teams in the 4A North.
The Raiders fell in four sets at home against McQueen 24-26, 14-25, 25-19, 21-25.
The loss leaves Reed at 7-15, 5-10. The Lancers improved to 17-11, 9-5.
Tori Baer and Emily Petrie lead the Raiders with seven kills apiece. Anna King got up 12 digs. Olivia Shepard put down five kills to go along with a pair of blocks.
Locked into the High Desert League No. 4 seed, Reed ends the regular season on Wednesday at home against Spanish Springs.
Girls Soccer: Spanish Springs shut out by Reno
The Cougars gave league-leading Reno a pretty good fight at home on Thursday afternoon, but came up short, 1-0.
“(We) had way more opportunities than they did,” Spanish Springs coach Mike Faker said. “(Just) couldn’t finish.”
With the defeat, Spanish Springs (6-7-2) remained one point ahead of Reed for third place in the High Desert League with one match remaining. The Raiders go to Hug on Saturday then the two cross-town rivals end the season against each other on Tuesday at Reed.