By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer

The White Pine High varsity volleyball team went 5-3 during the two-day Yerington Invitational last weekend.

“Overall it was good to play lots of volleyball and get familiar with the new players that have moved up from (junior varsity) last year,” coach Kenna Almberg said. “Although it was a long weekend, we played really well at times, especially when we were playing tougher teams like Fernley and South Tahoe.”

While the Ladycats played well, Almberg said the team is still working to find its consistency against every opponent they face, instead of playing to the level of its competition. That’s something that must be fixed for the team to be at its best at the end of the season and into postseason play.

“It seems that when we play a lesser team, it is harder to keep our focus and run our offense,” Almberg said. “This is something I hope we can figure out right now in the beginning of the season, so we can continue to improve so we are at our best towards the end of the season.”

White Pine traveled to Lincoln County on Tuesday and plays at Yerington Friday. The Ladycats return home on Saturday to host Silver Stage.


The Lund volleyball team defeated White Pine’s JV team three sets to two last week. White Pine then defeated Eureka’s JV team two sets to none.

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