North Tahoe volleyball squad collects first victory of season |

North Tahoe volleyball squad collects first victory of season

After going the distance to play for the state championship last year, North Tahoe’s volleyball team finally tallied its first win of the season in four sets against visiting Sparks on Thursday.

“We finally won a match,” a relieved North Tahoe head coach Tom LeFevers said after the game.

After a close North Tahoe JV victory, the varsity team took the first game by a substantial margin of 25-12, leading fans to believe that it might be a short night.

It was not to be, however, as the Railroaders came back in the second game ” which turned out to be a battle ” and tied things up with a 27-25 win.

The Lakers turned things back up to match Sparks’ heart, taking the next game fairly easily, 25-19, and then battling a very even fourth game to a final score of 25-22.

While the match was a battle, according to LeFevers, that’s how first victories often are.

“It’s kind of hard to squeak out your first win,” LeFevers said.

Dominant performances came from many different places for the Lakers, including Kim Moore, Alcyen Johnson, Laura Hansen and Haley Schimmer.

Moore posted nine kills and two blocks, Schimmer put up six kills and eight aces and Hansen rose up for seven blocks while Johnson was a force to be reckoned with at the net all night.

The win put North Tahoe’s record at 1-5, not necessarily a shining light after a second-place finish last year. But as LeFevers pointed out, seasons ebb and flow, and often winning seasons are followed by years of rebuilding.

Despite the record, however, some say you’re only as good as your last game. Right now, the Lakers are looking pretty good.

North Tahoe hosts Spring Creek Friday at 6 p.m.

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