Pahranagat Valley defeated Virgin Valley in a three set match Sept. 8 in Mesquite 25-22, 25-21, 25-18.
This avenged the Bulldogs downing the Panthers 3-1 last year, their only win against PVHS in all their meetings since 2008.
However, on Friday night, Calvary Chapel came to Alamo and won a best three-out-of-five match 3-1 by scores of 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 25-19.
Olivia Kaiser had 19 kills and eight digs, and Malia Lee added five kills and five blocks for the Lion’s. It was the 20th meeting of the teams since 2007 and Pahranagat still holds a 12-8 lead in the series.
On Tuesday this week, the Lady Panthers (3-1) swept the Miners at Sunrise Mountain in Las Vegas in non-league action 25-6, 25-7, 25-9.
Assistant coach Nikki Maxwell said the Miners, a young team with only two seniors, did not really provide much competition for the Panthers veteran squad. “They were just not returning our serves very well. Their fundamentals were lacking, and they couldn’t return the ball, so we didn’t have a lot of chances to set the ball up on our side.
We often had the same girl serving for several points in a row.”
This weekend the girls are participating in the Boulder City Invitational, 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. It will be good for us to be able to work through some of our own areas that need improvement.”
Lincoln County was 2-4 at the Boulder City tournament in 2015.