Injuries plague volleyball squad
Injuries crept up on the TTHS Wolverine volleyball team at the wrong time. They lost to Yerington on Oct. 1 in four close sets, 16-14, 15-8, 12-15 and 15-12. Then Thursday, against Dayton they were swept by the only undefeated team left in Northern 3A play, 16-14, 15-6, 15-10. And then on Tuesday they traveled to Reno to play Bishop Manogue but lost in four sets, 15-7, 13-15, 15-8, 15-11.
The roster dipped down to eight players for Tuesday’s match against Bishop Manogue. Junior Jacqueline Diaz was sick and had an emergency root canal, missing Monday’s practice and consequently the game. Against Yerington, senior India Millholen sprained her ankle and his been out of action since.
“We’re just trying to hang in there,” coach Maggie Shane said.
Against Yerington, senior Jessie Turner led with seven kills followed by juniors Amber Heuder and Melissa Gadsby and senior Dana Brooks, all with three kills. Diaz was still sick for the game.
Against Dayton, the team was led by Turner with eight kills, senior Laura Ford and junior Tarah MacDonald each with four kills and Diaz, finally back on the roster with three kills. But despite the output, they were unable to finish a match.
“They just weren’t clicking right,” Shane said.
Then Tuesday, with only eight players on the roster, they faced second place 7-1 Bishop Manogue. Against the Miners, they were led by Heuder with eight kills, senior Laura Ford with five kills, Turner had four kills plus an ace, junior Julie Hill had four kills, and junior Melissa Gadsby had three.