Dave Maxwell -  Pahranagat Valley defeated Lincoln 3-0 to open the season Tuesday in Alamo.

Dave Maxwell –
Pahranagat Valley defeated Lincoln 3-0 to open the season Tuesday in Alamo.

Pahranagat Valley rolled to a seemingly easy straight set victory over in-county rival Lincoln Tuesday night in Alamo. Scores were fairly widespread, 25-10, 25-11, 25-13.

It was the first match of the season for PVHS. Lincoln’s non-league record is now 5-5.

Coach Ginger Whipple said of the match, “There was more chemistry than I thought we would have. We had first game jitters, we had girls in different places where they have not played before. There was some hesitancy, but I was proud of them. Our new girl, senior transfer from Moapa, Kyla Shumway, did well. She hasn’t played in our system, and I was really happy with her, but overall as a team we need to get more consistency.”

In the meantime, Lincoln coach Ken Thornock said his team knows more of some of the things they have to work on.

“Our inexperience is our biggest thing. We have to develop more of a killer instinct. We’re not getting that going yet.”

The Lynx had trouble passing the ball Thornock said, “Alamo is always a good serving team and do good things and get the girls going.”

Lincoln and PVHS will play again, in Panaca at the end of the regular season Nov. 1.

Pahranagat had a match at Virgin Valley (6-5) on Thursday this week and host Calvary Chapel (7-7) tonight, then go to Sunrise Mountain in Las Vegas on Sept. 13.

Lincoln County is off until Sept. 16-17 when both Lincoln and Pahranagat plays in the Boulder City Invitation tournament involving Calvary Chapel, Agassi Prep, Lake Mead, The Meadows, Lincoln County, Basic, Eldorado, Virgin Valley, Las Vegas, Liberty, Pahrump, Desert Oasis and host Boulder City. “It’s a tournament I always like going to,” Whipple said. “It is usually some really good competition and we did well enough last year (3-3) that we could come back and compete again.”

Lincoln was 2-4 at the Boulder City tournament in 2015.