Trojans volleyball overpowers league opponent

The Trojans girls volleyball team breezed by Sunrise Mountain in three sets, 25-3, 25-6, 25-4 to win their first match of league play on Monday.

The Miners (0-13 overall, 0-1 Sunset League) were barely able to get the ball over the net.

In addition to the Monday night match, the Trojans (7-10, 1-0) more importantly had a 5-3 showing at the Boulder City Invitational.

“I think we played very well,” Trojans coach Jill Harris said. “The setup was a bit goofy on the second day because of the one set in the matches. We are not a fast-starting team, so it kind of hurt us. It’s the best we ever have done at that invitational. The competition was really evenly matched. The girls played tough.”

Sierra Vista was the overall winner of the invitational.

The Trojans beat Bonanza 20-25, 25-22, 16-14; beat Somerset-Sky Pointe 25-11 and 25-7; beat Liberty 25-17; beat The Meadows 26-24, 20-25 and 19-17; and beat Cimarron-Memorial (score unavailable). The Trojans lost to Boulder City 25-21; lost to Cimarron-Memorial 28-26, lost to Virgin Valley 25-20, 23-25 and 8-15.

Harris feels the teams to beat are all in the Sunrise League.

“We played both Boulder City (9-11) and Virgin Valley (13-9), and they beat us,” the coach said. “Can we beat them? Yes. We played Moapa (8-8), and they spanked our butts. The team is good. They will be number one on that side over Boulder City.”

Harris also believes her team is the team to beat in the Sunset League.

“We are the number one team on this side,” Harris said. “The number two team is Cheyenne and we have beat them every time we have played them. We have seen them two or three times. In scrimmages and things like that.”

Harris said the team is looking good. She recommended Bethany Calvert to NevadaPreps as the player of the week.

Harris said she wishes her division was a lot stronger. She believes to be the best; you have to play the best.

She says she has two open spots on her schedule to fill and she is seeking better teams to play.

“I will even go out to play Whipple’s team (the 1A champion in Alamo). I am seeking permission for that,” she said. “I am willing to play 4A teams but Clark County schools all play each other and their schedules fill fast.”

The Trojans have another league match at Mojave (4-13, 1-0) today at 6 p.m.

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes. On Twitter: @pvtimes.