Truckee volleyball | Wolverines coast to easy win against Whittell
October 7, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; For the second time in five days, the Wolverines swept past Whittell in straight sets on Tuesday, winning 25-14, 25-16, 25-13 to improve to 3-0 in Mount Rose League play.
Annie Reiswig and Kiersten Knoppel each had six kills for Truckee, and Knoppel had 17 serves. Statistics were unavailable for the Warriors, who slipped to 0-2 in the new Mount Rose League.
and#8220;Truckee is definitely a strong team. But I don’t think we showed up today,and#8221; said Whittell head coach Nate Byrne. and#8220;We could have played a lot better than we did. The scores reflect that. But we had our moments, and we’re always getting better.and#8221;
Truckee, which improved to 21-4 overall, excelled with its tough defensive play combined with an efficient offense, which used both power and finesse to put points away against the scrappy Warriors.
and#8220;I think our defense tonight was very, very good,and#8221; Truckee assistant coach Kim Thomas said. and#8220;Whittell’s strength was passing. They were able to dig a lot of balls.and#8221;
The Warriors managed to keep the first two games close in the beginning. They tied the score twice in the first set but never led, pulling even at 6-6 and 12-12 before Truckee used a 13-2 run to end it. Whittell hung close for a while in game two as well, but after pulling to within 19-15, the Wolverines called a timeout and then finished on a 6-1 run.
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and#8220;They have a really good defense, but I thought we did a good job putting the ball away,and#8221; said Reiswig, a senior outside hitter.
Truckee dominated the third set, holding the Warriors to under 15 points for the second time in the match.
and#8220;Having played them twice within a short span helped us defend them,and#8221; Thomas said.
Junior setter Brittany Thomas posted a 2.3 pass rating, and senior middle blocker Allison Costa had three service aces for Truckee, which also defeated Whittell last Friday, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18.
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