Slump continues, but morale high for TTHS spikers
Truckee volleyball coach Maggie Shane believes her team is facing a mental slump, rather than a problem of endurance or lack of skills.
After losing to Fernley, Manogue, Whittell, North Tahoe and Fernely again, Shane and her players remain confident they are building for a promising future.
There is still a good crowd and plenty of cheering for Truckee at home matches, despite the recent losing streak.
“It’s part maturity and part concentration,” Shane said. “A young team will do that.”
In recent games, Shane has commented that the team looks “flat,” but the defense is looking much better.
In last Tuesday’s home match against Fernley, the Truckee girls fell 15-8, 15-11 and 15-13.
Shane has Kendra Murphy at setter with Nancy Brewer on the front row.
“We’ve made some interesting changes,” Shane said. “We’re playing with different lineups.”
Truckee managed to pick up one win against Dayton last Thursday in a 15-9, 15-7, 10-15 and 15-11 Dayton win.
“Tessie Boreen did a great job when I pulled her off the bench,” Shane said.
“Sarah Ford had a good blocking day against Dayton and Fernley.”
Shane said she thought what she is working on with the team at practice would be enough to pick up a win in one of two key games this weekend.
On Friday, Truckee takes on Battle Mountain and, on Saturday, Spring Creek, at home.
Winning either would secure a spot in the zone playoffs for Truckee.
A loss in both would send Truckee back to the gym to continue building for next year.
“The girls know everything goes toward building the future, but that can be hard on the seniors,” Shane said.
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