After Silverado’s girls volleyball team dropped the first set at Las Vegas High on Tuesday, Silverado coach Kahealani Roston delivered a simple message to her squad: “Play volleyball.”
The Skyhawks responded, rallying for a 20-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-19 victory over the Wildcats to move into a tie for second place in the Northeast League.
Senior Morgan Little finished the match with 41 assists to give help the Skyhawks (7-8, 3-1 Northeast) to the key league win.
“They know how to play,” Roston said. “They’ve been in this game for a very long time.”
Melanie Srok added seven kills and 12 digs for Silverado, which also got 13 kills and seven digs from freshman Mackenzie Carter.
Roston said her team’s success came from the week’s solid preparation.
“We applied the skills that we worked on in practice today,” Roston said.
For Las Vegas, Matti Ventling had 28 assists, three kills, and six digs. Samantha Remer added eight kills and 14 digs for the Wildcats (14-9, 3-1), who are tied with Silverado, a game back of Green Valley in the Northeast.
The Skyhawks, who have won two state titles in the past six seasons, seem to have hit their stride in league play.
“I think we can definitely go far within our conference, but it starts within ourselves,” Roston said. “We just need to keep the momentum on our side.”