League leaders: Truckee, North Tahoe volleyball teams sit in first place

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee volleyball team moved within reach of the Class 3A Northern League championship after snapping South Tahoe’s 11-game winning streak to move into sole possession of first place in the league standings.

The Wolverines hosted the Vikings on Tuesday in a battle of the league’s top two teams. Truckee won the first two sets, 25-23 and 25-20, before dropping the third set 25-22. The Wolverines would bounce back in the fourth frame, winning 25-22 to avenge a loss in straight sets to the Vikings earlier this month.

Truckee (17-8, 12-1 Northern – West League) will close the week at home on Friday against Hug (2-14, 2-10 Northern – West League). The Wolverines will finish the regular season on Tuesday at North Valleys.

Truckee has already earned a postseason berth ahead of the eight-team Class 3A Northern Region Girls’ Volleyball Playoffs. The Wolverines will host this year’s tournament, which is scheduled to get underway on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Lakers remain unbeaten

In Class 2A, North Tahoe extended their winning streak to 17 games after a victory in straight sets at home on Wednesday against Yerington.

The Lakers cruised to the win 25-17, 25-16, and 25-18, and have now won nine straight games without dropping a set.

Junior Stella Gajar led the team with 14 kills. Senior Alana Hendricks had 10 kills. Senior Lola Williams had seven kills, a block, and a team-high three aces. Senior Miya Casci finished with 19 assists, 12 digs and a block. Senior Mary Hernandez had eight digs, and senior Emma Andrade had seven digs. Junior Harper Johnson had 19 assists.

North Tahoe (21-2, 15-0 Northern League) hill host Sierra Lutheran (6-12, 4-11 Northern League) on Friday. The Lakers will close out the regular season next week on the road with matchups against Oasis Academy and Incline.

The six-team Class 2A Northern League Girls’ Volleyball Playoffs will begin on Friday, Nov. 3. Pershing County will host this year’s tournament.

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