Great players rise to the occasion in heightened situations.
Rachel Klopfer had 17 kills, 14 digs and two aces Thursday to help the Gators defeat Foothill 25-23, 25-20, 18-25, 25-14 in the Sunrise Region girls volleyball tournament semifinals at Coronado.
Boulder City squandered a two-set lead, only to rally in the fifth set to beat Pahrump Valley 25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 15-11 on Wednesday evening at Boulder City High.
Led by freshman Arien Fafard, the Northwest League’s second-seeded Panthers (21-15) stormed back after dropping the first two sets to knock off Sierra Vista, 18-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-18, 15-7.
Madison Karcich had 19 kills and five digs to help Coronado dominate from start to finish for a 25-9, 25-14, 25-17 victory over Las Vegas in first-round play of the Sunrise Region tournament at Silverado.
Pahranagat Valley’s girls volleyball team won a marathon second set Tuesday en route to a 25-21, 32-30, 25-12 road victory over Lincoln County.
Bernice Fiso had 18 kills, eight digs and three aces Monday to lead third-seeded Virgin Valley to a 25-18, 25-16, 25-11 win over No. 2 Mojave in a Class 3A Southern Region girls volleyball quarterfinal in Overton.
Thanks in part to a strong senior class, Western’s girls volleyball team is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
The schedule and results (when available) for all of Southern Nevada’s region girls volleyball tournaments are here.
Sydney Washington had 18 kills and two blocks to lead Faith Lutheran to a 25-20, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 16-14 road victory over Legacy on Thursday evening.
Green Valley’s Rachel Klopfer had 20 kills, nine digs and four blocks, and Anya Olsen added 16 kills as the Gators upset visiting Silverado, 10-25, 25-14, 31-33, 25-19, 15-9 on Wednesday.
Palo Verde beat Faith Lutheran 25-17, 25-23, 25-20, 25-18 for sole possession of second place in the Northwest League.
Kiara Brown had five kills and 13 aces, and Gabriella Morales added seven kills and four aces Tuesday as Valley’s girls volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to down host Eldorado, 17-25, 15-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-12.
Rachel Klopfer had 10 kills and 12 digs Monday to power the Green Valley girls volleyball team past Basic, 25-18, 25-9, 25-19.