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Truckee volleyball tightens grip on Northern League

The Truckee volleyball team continued its domination of the Class 3A Northern League last weekend, capturing victories during the team’s two-day stay in Eastern Nevada against Elko and Spring Creek.

The Wolverines then returned home Wednesday night and topped Churchill County in straight sets to improve to 7-0 in league play. Truckee has dropped only one set against league opponents thus far.

The Wolverines made their annual trip across Nevada to face the Indians last Friday. Elko struck early with a 25-23 win to open the match, but Truckee responded with wins in each of the next three sets to claim victory.

“(We) lost the first set by not getting our focus set, but came back in the next (three) sets to get the W,” said Head Coach Erika Murphy in an email.

“Elko had great blocking and defense, … really picked up everything we threw at them.”

Murphy added that Elko’s blocking is among the best the Wolverines have faced this season.

“Our serving kicked in during the second set and that helped us,” she said.

Senior captain Kelly Cross led Truckee with 29 kills in the match. Senior Kaley Settle had 11 kills and 13 digs. Senior Morgan just had nine kills and senior Jaylin Powell had eight kills. Junior Tatum Legare led Truckee with four aces and posted the team’s only block. Senior captain Joy Galles led Truckee with 17 digs. Senior Quinn Kirschner was responsible for all 63 of the team’s assists in the match.

Truckee then faced Spring Creek the following day and earned a hard-fought victory in straight sets, 29-27, 25-13, 25-21.

Cross and Settle again led the attack, combining for 30 of the team’s 43 kills. Kirschner posted team highs with five aces and 29 assists. Galles led Truckee with 12 digs. Senior Josalyn Brown recorded 10 assists in the game.

Truckee returned home on Wednesday night to face Churchill County, and picked up another win in straight sets, 25-14, 25-21, 25-20 (a box score for the match was unavailable at press time).

Truckee (13-2, 7-0 Northern League) will travel to play Fernley (9-4, 5-1 Northern League) next Wednesday. The girls will then face the other undefeated team in the Northern League, North Tahoe (9-4, 6-0 Northern League) at home on Friday, Sept. 27. The match is slated to begin at 6 p.m.

*Statistics courtesy of MaxPreps

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at jscacco@sierrasun.com.