Truckee volleyball takes Round 2 from Yerington
October 27, 2008
The Truckee High volleyball team avenged consecutive losses to Yerington ” dating back to last year’s 3A state championship ” with a win in five games on the road this past Thursday.
After dropping a league match to the Lions in five games back on Sept. 23, the Wolverines edged the state champs 27-25, 17-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-5 to improve to 9-1 in the Northern 3A and 24-6 overall.
More importantly for the state runner-up squad, Truckee handed Yerington its first league loss to pull even in the conference standings and the regular season series.
“The girls played fantastic. Amazing,” said Truckee head coach Nicole Annaloro. “We knew it would be a challenge coming into their gym, on their home turf. But the girls were prepared for it. They stepped up for the occasion.”
Senior Callan Finney led the Wolverines with 17 kills, six digs and one service ace, Nikki Schneider tallied eight kills, three aces and two blocks, and Kati Murphy had seven kills and four aces. Lindsay Nason and Jillian Akers combined for 43 assists ” 22 for Nason and 21 for Akers ” and Kaylee Waters had 30 digs for the Wolverines.
Annaloro said she believes Truckee holds the tiebreaker between the top two Northern 3A teams because the Wolverines defeated every other league team in the minimum three games. Yerington, on the other hand, needed four games to get past Dayton, Annaloro said.
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Truckee plays at Fernley on Tuesday and Sparks on Wednesday to end the regular season. Both matches are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The Northern 3A Regional Tournament will be held on Nov. 8 at a site to be determined. The 3A State Championship is scheduled for Nov. 13-14 in Reno.
The Lakers remain 8-2 in the Northern 2A and 12-9 overall after Thursday’s match against Pershing County (Lovelock) was canceled.
North Tahoe head coach Tom LeFevers said no officials were available for the match. He’s unsure whether the contest will be made up, as it will likely have no bearing on the postseason seedings.
That leaves the Lakers with just one league match in the regular season, on the road against Silver Stage on Thursday, Oct. 30. North Tahoe, which is currently in second place in league behind Whittell, is guaranteed a playoff berth.
Northern 2A Divisionals will be held at Lovelock on Nov. 7, while the 2A State Championship is scheduled for Nov. 14-15 in Northern Nevada.