Taylor Simons attackes the ball as Kortni Venturino and Britney Carson look on. The Ladycats defeated West Wendover in its final regular season match. (Photo courtesy of Mike Venturino)

The White Pine High volleyball team dropped a set to West Wendover, but picked up a three sets to one victory in its final regular season match.

“The varsity may of overlooked our competition as we let West Wendover take one set from us, but still won and were able to play a few of our younger players, who did a great job,” coach Kenna ALmberg said.

The match saw several players turn in strong performances, including some of the team’s less experienced varsity players.

“Britney Carson moved up to varsity half way through the season as our second setter,” Almberg said. “She had nine assists, three digs and two kills. Taylor Simmons has been a valuable player in that she can play nearly every position that I need her to.”

White Pine now turns its attention toward the postseason. The third-seeded Ladycats take on second-seeded Pershing County in the first round of Divisions this weekend. And while White Pine dropped matches to Pershing County during the regular season, Almberg said the team has what it takes to defeat them.

“We lost to Pershing during the regular season, but played a close match with just correcting a few unforced errors, I truly believe we can beat them,” Almberg said. “We need to focus on shutting down their no. one hitter and then run our offense, holding nothing back. If we can get all of our hitters on at the same time, we can play with any team in the State.”

JV — In its final match of the season, the junior varsity volleyball team lost to West Wendover. But the team finished the season with a record of 21-5.

“There is a lot of talent coming up next year, which will help to continue building a strong program,” Almberg said.