Calvary Chapel edges Meadows

Brooke Davis racked up 26 assists, 32 digs, three kills and three aces Saturday to help Calvary Chapel outlast The Meadows 25-22, 25-17, 18-25, 20-25, 15-13 in the Division III Southern League volleyball championship match at Laughlin.

Deja Harris added 17 kills, 11 digs and two blocks, and Athena Lewis had 16 digs for the Lions (32-8).

The Mustangs (20-12) sent the match to a fifth set by forcing Davis to hit the first ball, taking her out of her setting position.

“The Meadows had a great game plan, and they executed it well,” Calvary Chapel coach Nick Davis said. “They kept the first ball in Brooke’s hands and made it difficult for us to run our offense.”

Kayla Johnson had 10 digs and Alexis Harris six kills for Calvary Chapel, which pulled off a sweep of the Southern League’s regular-season and tournament titles for a second straight year.

DIVISION IV

Pahranagat Valley appeared almost invincible upon entering the Division IV Southern League tournament.

Invincible to everyone except Tonopah.

The Muckers did not appear intimidated by the Panthers in the championship match. They jumped to an early lead and never looked back, beating the three-time defending champions 25-18, 25-22, 25-22 at Sunrise Mountain.

Both teams advanced to the state tournament this week in Reno. The Muckers never have won a state title.

Alli Friel had 12 digs, nine kills and seven assists for Tonopah (23-5), which had not won a regional title since 1999.

“I always knew we had it in us,” Friel said. “We just pulled it out this time. Everything went right today, and we worked together well.”

Deanna Van Poucke helped Tonopah with 11 digs, 10 kills and two blocks.

Scout Holaday led Pahranagat Valley (18-7) with nine kills and three blocks.

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