Truckee prep roundup: Wolverines cruise in volleyball, girls soccer
October 18, 2016
The league-leading Truckee volleyball team found itself in an unfamiliar position Saturday against Elko — trailing after the opening set.
But then, the Lady Wolverines turned the tables, responding with three-consecutive victories to claim a 3-1 win (27-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-13) over the Indians at Elko High School.
A large reason the Lady Indians won the first set was due to the absence of an Truckee's standout hitter Maia Dvoracek. The senior captain did not play in the opening frame, as she tried to work out a neck injury she suffered Friday night in Spring Creek.
In the second set, Dvoracek's power on both sides of the ball was apparent immediately, making next-level kills and blocking multiple shots to rejuvenate the Wolverines.
Dvoracek finished with 14 kills and six blocks, both team-highs. Anika Penrose had nine kills and Kelly Cross added six kills. Shelby Gendreau orchestrated the offense with 37 set assists.
Sara Gran-Nilsson anchored the back row with 11 digs. Gendreau and Madison Bromley added nine digs apiece.
On Friday, Dvoracek was a force at the net, hammering 17 kills to lead Truckee to a 3-0 sweep (25-11, 25-14, 25-21) of Spring Creek at Spring Creek High School.
Bromley posted eight kills and eight digs, Mia Curtis had nine digs, and Gendreau hoisted 28 set assists.
Truckee (19-6, 12-0) looks to remain unbeaten in 3A Northern League play when it hosts Fernley at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Girls soccer: Truckee notches fifth-straight shutout
The one-loss Truckee girls soccer team is not easy to score on.
This much was clear last week, as the Lady Wolverines shut out three 3A Northern opponents in a row to remain unbeaten in league play.
Truckee started the week with a bang, storming to an 11-0 home win over Sparks on Thursday.
Ava Seelenfreund's three-goal hat-trick led the scoring spree. Zareli Villa and Marley Simpson tacked on two goals apiece, while Olivia Vigano, Olivia Koster, Amber Simponpietri and Chase Rosellen each added a goal.
Truckee's stout defense didn't allow a single shot on goal.
The Wolverines kept the pace with shutouts of Elko and Spring Creek over the weekend. On Friday, the Wolverines blanked the Spartans 4-0 at home.
Vigano, Simpson, Simonpietri and Rosellen each netted goals for Truckee. Truckee goalkeepers Elena Orozco and Izzy Abarno had one save apiece.
On Saturday, Lydia Christian, Rosellen and Simonpietri found the back of the net to lead Truckee to a 3-0 home win over the Indians.
In the net, Orozco, who had one save, and Abarno preserved the shutout. Truckee (13-1, 12-0) travels to South Tahoe for a 7 p.m. showdown Wednesday.
Boys soccer: Truckee goes 1-1 last week
The Truckee boys soccer team rallied to a 4-2 league win over Spring Creek on the road Friday. The Wolverines trailed 2-0 at halftime before netting four unanswered goals in the second stanza.
On Saturday, the Wolverines' comeback fell short in a 3-2 road loss to Elko.
Jose Gonzalez and Joel Garcia provided Truckee's scoring with a goal apiece.
Truckee (10-4-3, 6-3-3) hosts rival South Tahoe at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Elko Daily Press Sports Editor Anthony Mori contributed to this roundup.