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Truckee splits in volleyball

Staff reports

The Truckee High volleyball team split two home matches over the weekend, losing in three sets to Lowry on Friday and beating Spring Creek in three sets on Saturday.

“We were like a completely different team (on Saturday) than on Friday night,” said Truckee head coach Nicole Annaloro.

After losing, 15-25, 16-25, 22-25, to the defending Northern 3A champs on Friday, Annaloro said she had the girls meet for breakfast the next morning in order to restore some of its team chemistry.

It worked, as the Wolverines came out sharp Saturday evening to put away the Spartans, 25-10, 25-23, 25-20.

“Our passing was on, and we played great defensively,” Annaloro said of her team’s performance.

Junior Alexa Terrell led the team with 11 kills and six service aces and junior Melanie Lashbrook added six kills.

In the loss against Lowry on Friday, junior Erica Tassone led the way with 19 assists. Lashbrook finished with seven kills and one service ace and sophomore Callan Finney had five kills and one service ace.

Contributing to the loss against the Buckaroos was the fact that four Wolverine players were suffering from the flu, Annaloro said. Sophomore Nikki Schneider also broke a finger during the match.

“It was not a reason to play as poorly as we did, but it was a factor,” the coach said. “(Lowry) is a good team. Their defense and their passing were phenomenal. They outplayed us.”

Truckee won both of its matches the week prior, beating Incline, 25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 25-10, on Sept. 22 and Sparks 23-25, 26-25, 25-14, 25-12, on Sept. 23.

As of Monday morning ” before Truckee’s evening match at Whittell ” the Wolverines were 12-7 overall and 6-3 in the Northern 3A. Truckee begins the second half of league play Wednesday with a 6 p.m. match at North Tahoe.