Lowry’s Juliana Ruiz (left) and Reece Kalkoske go above the net for a block.
Lowry’s Juliana Ruiz (left) and Reece Kalkoske go above the net for a block.
The Lowry High School volleyball team finished its shortened spring regular season with losses to Elko and Churchill County this past weekend.

Lowry traveled to Elko on Friday night and the Indians swept the Lady Bucks 25-13, 25-13 and 25-19.

Lowry played its home finale on Saturday afternoon and was looking for a season-sweep of Churchill County. 

However, the Greenwave won in four sets 25-18, 20-25, 25-16 and 25-16. The Lady Bucks ended the regular season at 1-9 in the 3A East.

Churchill County scored four of the first six points of the opening set, only to see Lowry roar back with a 6-2 run to lead 8-6. The shifts of momentum continued, as the Greenwave reeled off the next six points to go back in front 12-8.

Lowry’s Kailey Franklin and Reece Kalkoske stopped the run with back-to-back kills to bring Lowry within two points at 12-10. 

Franklin added another kill later in the set to keep the Lady Bucks within two points at 15-13, when Churchill County scored four points in a row to open the gap to six points.

Kenzi Petersen and Hannah Whitted had kills late in the set, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Churchill County lead.

The two squads traded points for much of the first half of the second set, when Churchill County took a 16-12 lead, its biggest of the set.

However, the Lady Bucks did not let the set get away from them and answered with four straight points to tie it up at 16.

The Greenwave scored the next point, when Lowry answered with a kill by Petersen and an ace by Eva Andradottir to lead 18-17.

Churchill County tied the set at 18, when Lowry closed out the set on a 7-2 run.

Lowry’s Shanae Smith tied the third set a 6-6 with a kill, but Churchill County slowly pulled away and led by as many as eight points at 20-12.

A block by Kalkoske late in the set, closed the deficit to six points at 22-16, but the Greenwave scored the final three points to win the set.

Churchill County set the pace early in the fourth set, with Lowry fighting back to tie it at 10 on back-to-back kills by Kalkoske and Juliana Ruiz. The Greenwave bounced back with four straight points, forcing the Lady Bucks to call a timeout. The 11-2 run continued, as Churchill County led by as many as nine points at 21-12.

Lowry made a small run to stay in the match with an ace by Kalkoske and kill from Petersen, but Churchill County closed out the match with four straight points.

The teams will see each other one more time, as Churchill County will host Lowry in a 3A East playoff game.