No. 1 Yuma volleyball outlasts No. 2 Lyons in a thrilling match


Yuma volleyball moved up to the No. 1 spot in Class 2A volleyball on Monday. On Friday, the team held up to its ranking.

Yuma beat second-ranked Lyons in a grueling five-set match, 25-21, 23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-14. The Indians trailed 8-1 in the fourth set, and 5-1 in the fifth.

"I can't even tell you how many points we trailed in the entire match," Yuma coach Jenny Noble said on Friday night. "It was really unreal. I still can't believe we found a way to come back and win it.

"We really did a lot of, 'Close your eyes. We've got to think it, we've got to believe it,'" Noble added. "And they did. It's kind of a blur to me still.

"We just put it together. Pretty incredible."

Reagan Nolin, a sophomore, stood out on Friday for Yuma.

"She was unfazed, really, by the pressure of the situation, and just put together a really good string of points for us," Noble said. "It was really really unreal."

Noble also pointed to junior Taylor Hansen, who "had some big blocks and aggressive swings," she said.

Yuma is now 7-1 this season, while Lyons, which moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 this week, is 9-3.