Lady Volleyballers picking up the pace |

Lady Volleyballers picking up the pace

After opening the season 0-2, a sixth-place finish in the 12-team Dayton Tourney and a win at home last Thursday against Fernley has varsity volleyball Head Coach Maggie Shane “cautiously optimistic” about the rest of the Lady Wolverines’ season.

“We need to play our game, and not the other team’s sort of game,” Shane said on Tuesday. “And we need to focus during the hard times in the match.”

That lack of focus may have cost the Ladies their opening match of the season at Wooster. Up two games to one, the Lady Wolverines lost the fourth game 13-15, and the deciding fifth game 7-15.

“We just couldn’t pull that (fourth) game out,” Shane said.

At North Tahoe on Sept. 6, the Lady Wolverines won the opener 15-13 before dropping the next three games.

“This year we could have beat them,” Shane said, referring to the Lakers’ dominance over the Lady Wolverines in recent years.

After a strong showing in the Dayton Tourney, the Ladies recorded their first league win of the season against Fernley at home.

The Wolverines dropped the first game before winning the next three, including a 15-13 win in the fourth game after being down 6-0.

The Lady Wolverines host Spring Creek on Friday night and Lowry on Saturday.

-Erich Sommer, Sierra Sun

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