Truckee High volleyball heads to state tourney as top seed |

Truckee High volleyball heads to state tourney as top seed

Staff report
Dayton’s Kallie Strong (2) blocks a shot from Truckee’s Anika Pensrose as Makenna Olsen (4) looks on in Saturday's Northern 3A Regional Volleyball Tournament in Fallon.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — After upsetting Fallon in five sets in the semifinals at the Northern 3A Regional Volleyball Tournament, Dayton sized up league-leading Truckee in Saturday’s championship round for another upset.

Dayton (18-12, 11-5) rolled to a first-set win over undefeated league champs Truckee (25-6, 16-0), 25-21, before the Wolverines settled down and swept the next three sets at Fallon’s Elmo Dericco Gym, 25-25-19, 25-22 and 25-20.

“Our young team did amazing this weekend,” said Truckee coach Erika Murphy. “These types of set-ups are more emotionally grueling than physically.”

In the semifinals this past Saturday, the Wolverines easily vanquished Lowry in four sets en route to its win over Dayton.

The Wolverines relied on the strength of 6-foot, 1-inch Maia Dvoracek, who led Truckee with 25 kills in the 4-set match against Dayton. Madison Bromley added 10 kills for the Wolverines. Each recorded 3 aces while serving as well.

Dvoracek also led the way in digs against Dayton with 9. Mia Curtis recorded 6 digs, while Shelby Gendreau and Bromley each tallied 5. In terms of assists, Gendreau led Truckee with 26, while Dvoracek added 19.

The wins earned Truckee the No. 1 Northern seed in the state tournament at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.

No. 2 seed Dayton plays in the 2 p.m. game Friday against the No. 1 team from Southern Nevada, Moapa Valley. Truckee follows at 3:45 p.m. to play the No. 2 team from the south, Boulder City.

The winners square off in the state title match at 10 a.m. Saturday at Damonte Ranch.