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Manogue gets by Reed; Sp. Springs outlasts Damonte
by Dan Eckles
Sep 30, 2010 | 1392 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Reed volleyball team put up a spirited battle against state power Bishop Manogue but still fell short in their upset bid Thursday night. Manogue wound up posting the 25-16, 25-11, 21-25, 28-26 Northern 4A League win.

On their home court, Reed struggled to compete in the first two games, but found some life in Game 3. The host Raiders trailed 19-16 in the third game, but rallied for eight straight points, a run capped by a Kendra Davis kill. The spurt left Reed with a 24-19 edge.

Manogue trimmed the lead to 24-21 when it got a block by Kyra Miller and Shannon Sullivan followed with a kill. It fazed Reed little as another Davis kill ended the game and helped the Raiders trim the gap to two games to one.

Reed kept the momentum, jumping out to a 5-3 lead in Game 4 after a Davis block. Reed kept rolling, eventually taking a 16-12 advantage after a hitting error by Manogue's Sarah Fincher.

Manogue responded with four straight points to knot the fourth game at 16-16. Reed scored three of the next four points to forge ahead 19-17. Unfortunately for Reed, that was its final lead of the night.

Still, the Raiders had some fight. Manogue scored the next five points for a 22-19 lead but Reed answered with three of its own to knot the score at 22-22. The visiting Miners got a lift call against Reed and an ace from Kelly Lujan to take a 24-22 lead.

That left the private Catholic school with two chances to close out their hosts, but the Miners could not do it. Reed got kills from Megan Rader and Moriah Maluotoga to tie the game at 24-24. The game was tied two more times before Manogue finished it off after a missed Reed serve and kill from Fincher.

Davis had eight blocks and six kills for Reed (13-6, 5-3) in defeat while Maluotoga chipped in six kills and 17 digs. Reed setter Kyndal Comphel finished with 23 assists and three aces.

For Manogue (15-5, 7-1), Sullivan and Fincher pounded 15 and 13 kills respectively.

- Spanish Springs def. Damonte Ranch -

•At Spanish Springs, the Cougars captured a 25-27, 25-23, 17-25, 25-16, 15-10 Northern 4A League prep volleyball victory Thursday night.

Kylie Baer lifted 24 digs and served up four aces to lead Spanish Springs. SSHS setter Lyndsey Anderson contributed a season-high 38 assists while getting up seven digs and firing up three aces. Rachel Loadholt had a solid night as well for the SSHS spikers. She pounded 15 kills and had a trio of aces, digs and blocks.

“We just had no energy,” Spanish Springs coach Frank Sandomenico said. “That Reno game (Wednesday), took a lot out of us. I did think Kylie gave us a lot of energy tonight, flying around and making plays. We just found a way to win. I didn't think either team played well.”

Spanish Springs improved to 14-7 overall and 4-4 in conference clashes. The Cougars go to Hug for another league match on Tuesday. First serve is set for 6 p.m.
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