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Eagles miss playoffs despite win

Despite Knocking off Moapa Valley 2-0 on Monday, the Boulder City High School boys soccer program (3-9-1 overall, 3-6 conference) missed the playoffs.

The Eagles obtained the win they needed to advance to the postseason, but a win by Virgin Valley High School effectively put Boulder City on the outside looking in.

“The boys performed great last night and their efforts in the past couple of weeks have paid off,” head coach Chad Smith said. “I’m very proud of them.”

Senior midfielder Sebastian Balmer and junior midfielder Alex Krausman ignited the Eagles’ scoring charge with a goal each in the second half of the team’s decisive victory.

Balmer, a four-year varsity letter winner, has been the Eagles’ main table setter this season with a team-high seven goals following three years in which he was scoreless. Krausman lifted his season goal total to three.

The Eagles will wrap up their season against Adelson High School.Having already hosted the 11-0-1 2A Lions once, the Eagles will be seeking revenge for their early-season 2-1 loss.

Girls soccer

The Boulder City High School girls soccer program (4-8 overall, 3-5 conference) is still thick in the playoff hunt, following a 2-1 victory over Del Sol on Oct. 20.

The Lady Eagles edged the Dragons behind first-half goals by freshman midfielder Madison Manns and sophomore midfielder Kerry Helvig. The goal was Mann’s seventh and Helvig’s fourth.

Concluding their regular season today at Moapa Valley, a win would seal the Lady Eagles’ first postseason trip since 2012. The game originally was scheduled Monday, but was postponed because of rain.

Girls volleyball

The Boulder City High School girls volleyball program (14-19 overall, 6-3 conference) lost Monday’s league match to division champs Moapa Valley 3-0, but found a silver lining earlier in the week by defeating Del Sol 3-0 on Thursday to grab the conference second playoff seed in the 3A Sunrise.

Racing past Del Sol easily, the Lady Eagles routed the Dragons 25-10, 25-9, 25-14 on the road, sparked by the stellar play of captains senior Alea Lehr and junior Maggie Roe, and sophomore Ashleigh Wood.

Leading the way with 32 assists, Lehr added 10 digs, while Roe led the Lady Eagles with 15 kills, along with seven digs, three blocks and a serving ace. Playing a large role as well, Wood contributed 13 digs and five service aces, while senior Kenadee Bailey compiled 10 digs, seven kills, four blocks and three serving aces.

Having a tougher time against the league champion Pirates after nearly escaping with a victory in their home matchup earlier in the season, the Lady Eagles were no match for Moapa Valley following their bus ride to Overton, losing to the undefeated conference program 17-25, 9-25, 11-25.

Having locked up the No. 2 seed in the 3A Sunrise, the Lady Eagles travel to host Pahrump Valley on Monday where they’ll play Sunset No. 3 seed Cheyenne. If the Lady Eagles beat the Desert Shield, they’ll gain a second-round home match Wednesday, with the regional semifinals and finals being played at Boulder City High School.

“I’ll be happy if we make it to the second round and are able to play in the playoff game we are hosting,” head coach Cherise Hinman said. “It’s going to take leadership on the court during game one to get us there though.”

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

Upcoming Games

Boys Soccer

▶ Today, vs. Adelson, 4:30 p.m. varsity

▶ Tuesday-Nov. 5, regionals at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, TBA

Girls Soccer

▶ Tuesday-Nov. 5, regionals at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, TBA

Volleyball

▶ Monday, regional quarterfinals at Pahrump Valley, TBA

▶ Wednesday, regional semifinals at BCHS, TBA

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