The battle of undefeated teams did not quite live up to the hype.
So now, Bishop Manogue is the lone Northern Nevada 4A team without a league loss.
The Miners swept Spanish Springs, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-19 Wednesday in front of a raucous gym at Manogue. Alli Reviglio had 16 kills and 16 digs and Mary Redl-Harge had eight as Manogue improved to 12-2 overall, 6-0 in league.
Reviglio hit .400 on 45 attempts with only two errors.
Emma Hansen dished out 35 assists and Hannah Kip had seven digs and four aces for the Miners.
Also, the Miners passed a 2.39, Kip passed a 2.76 on 17 attempts and Reviglio passed a 2.16 on 19 attempts. The Miners rank the passes they get off of the serves from 0-3 when they other team is serving, 0 is worst and 3 is best. So 2.39 is the average of the passes. A good goal is a 2.0.
Manogue coach Jason Sterrett said his team played much better than it did Tuesday night in beating McQueen, 3-1.
“The energy was there, the teamwork was there. All of them for each other. I’m pretty proud of them,” Sterrett said. “That’s a testament to our senior leadership. They rallied the troops.”
Jordyn Boswell had 10 kills and Emily Moore had seven as Spanish Springs dropped to 19-4 overall, 6-1 in league.
The third game was tied at 15 before the Miners pulled away.
“It’s a good sign, early in the season that we can handle that environment,” Sterrett said. “It was a playoff atmosphere.”
Manogue hosts Douglas on Tuesday and is at Carson on Sept. 29. Spanish Springs hosts McQueen on Tuesday and is at North Valleys on Wednesday.