Truckee club volleyball wins tourney
The Truckee girls club volleyball team went 5-0 to take first place in the Dusk division of the U14 NCVA Power League tournament this past Saturday.The Truckee team clinched the title with a 25-16, 25-14 win over Diablo Valley in the final match of the day. Earlier matches were hard-fought with three of the five going to third games and extra points. Its amazing, Truckee coach Jen McMaster said. We came into the tournament ranked seventh out of 12 and left in first place.Co-coach James McMaster credited the teams success to cooperation and a good attitude. Setter Brittany Thomas led the team with her serving prowess. Thomas hit 68 out of 71 serves for the day. Libero Katie Mohun, Kiersten Knoppel and Kaylee Lewis set up the plays with exceptional passing. Thomas and setter Hannah Smith connected with outside hitters Krysta Murphy and Annie Reiswig, who pummeled hit after hit. Defensively, Angelina Sahlberg and Mackenzie Redner dominated the net with some stunning blocks and versatile playing. Defensive specialist Samantha Aubrey also contributed to the teams win with her decisive serving. The most impressive thing about these girls today is that they never got down. Even when they were behind, they kept their spirits up and persisted through the tough times, McMaster said. I am very proud of them. All the pieces just came together.
The Truckee club volleyball team’s next tournament is in Salinas on March 15.