North Tahoe, Truckee volleyball improve records
The North Tahoe High volleyball team defeated Hawthorne in three straight games, 25-11, 25-12, 25-11, in a Northern 2A league match on Saturday.
The Lakers improved to 2-1 in league and 8-2 overall.
“They played well,” Lakers head coach Tom LeFevers said of his team. “Laura Hansen (a senior middle blocker) was injured, so she wasn’t there. But the girls held together and didn’t let it bother them.”
Hansen has a strained right shoulder but should return next week, LeFevers said.
Junior Kayla Baumgardner led the Lakers with 6 kills, 4 service aces and 2 blocks. Junior Arielle Younger posted 3 blocks and senior Haley Burmer had 6 aces.
North Tahoe plays at Whittell today (Tuesday) at 4:30 p.m.
The Wolverines finally have a blemish on their record.
Truckee’s volleyball team improved to 17-3 overall with a 5-3 finish in the High Sierra Volleyball Tournament at Galena on Sept. 7-8. The Wolverines remain 1-0 in Northern 3A league play.
The Tournament featured 40 schools, many of which traveled from California. Most were larger 4A programs, or the California equivalent in terms of enrollment.
Nicole Annaloro, head coach of the Wolverines, said her team got off to a slow start on the first day of the tournament, when Truckee lost to Ponderosa (Calif.), 19-25, 22-25, and Ripon (Calif.), 15-25, 21-25. The Wolverines bounced back to defeat 4A Galena, 25-11, 28-26.
On Saturday Truckee lost to Rio Americano (Calif.), 25-20, 14-25, 14-16, while defeating Roseville (Calif.), 19-25, 25-8, 15-8, Whittell, 25-8, 25-12, Leland (Calif.), 25-19, 27-25, and Rosevile for a second time, 25-20, 25-16.
Truckee, which was relegated to a lower division after its losses, placed first in the Jack Division, Annaloro said. The top division is Ace, followed by the King Division, Queen, Jack and Flight.
Truckee hosts Spring Creek on Friday at 6 p.m. and Lowry on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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