Minus one small hiccup, the Truckee volleyball team thoroughly took care of business Tuesday night.
The Wolverines sent visiting Fernley packing with a win in four sets, 25-18, 25-8, 22-25, 24-14, to improve to 4-1 in Northern Division I-A league play.
“That was a much cleaner win,” said a satisfied Erika Murphy, Truckee’s head coach, adding that she was able to work every player into the match.
Despite the dispersed playing time, senior outside hitter Mackenzie Redner still smashed a match-high 24 kills to go along with her seven service points, three service aces and 17 digs.
“She was totally over the block,” Murphy said of her standout senior. “Her vertical is really impressive.”
Senior Lauren Peak performed well while battling sickness, her coach said, as she finished with seven kills, 21 service points and 10 digs. Murphy named her Player of the Match.
“Even though Lauren is fighting a cold, I could not take her off the court. Her passing is just too crucial,” Murphy said.
The Wolverines had 48 kills in the match, as Taylor Stevens contributed five kills, Elizabeth Costa and Becca Berelson each had three, and Anais Fay and Chelsea Mohun each had two. Berelson finished with 10 service points, Mohun had nine points, two aces and 43 assists. Tori Simpson had 14 digs and Mo Lebel five digs.
Murphy complimented the defensive play of Simpson and Lebel on digs and serve receives.
Truckee, which improved to 8-9 overall, will hit the road for league matches at Elko on Friday and Spring Creek on Saturday. The Wolverines then play at South Tahoe, Dayton and Sparks before returning home Oct. 15 to host Fallon.
The North Tahoe volleyball team is scheduled to host Yerington on Friday at 5 p.m.