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Truckee volleyball: First-place Wolverines avenge loss to Lowry

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Truckee volleyball players celebrate a point in their league win at Lowry on Friday.
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Northern Division I-A standings

Truckee 8-0

Dayton 5-2

Lowry 4-2

Fallon 5-3

South Tahoe 4-3

Fernley 2-5

Elko 2-6

Spring Creek 1-5

Sparks 0-5

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Truckee will begin the second half of league play with a home match against Sparks (0-5) on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The Truckee volleyball team defeated Lowry in four sets on the road Friday to conclude a perfect first half of league play.

The win — 25-15, 23-25, 25-17, 25-23 — adjusted the Wolverines’ record to 8-0 in the Northern Division I-A. Lowry (4-2) was the only team in league action to take a set from Truckee, which avenged a 2-0 loss to the Buckaroos in the High Sierra Invitational on Sept. 5.

“The girls played well on the road. They knew that Lowry had beaten us at the High Sierra tourney earlier in the season, but also that we were with illnesses and not quite the same team that we are now,” Truckee coach Erika Murphy said.

Murphy described a competitive “block-and-joust” matchup in the middle between Truckee’s Madison Haley and Lowry’s Juliana Velasco. Haley used her court savvy to slide her offense to a different part of the net, which opened up the options for her attack, while Velasco used her defensive prowess to thwart the attack.

“The two best middles in the Northern league going at each other can be interesting to watch,” Murphy said.

Haley finished with six kills and four blocks to go along with her three service aces and seven digs. Maia Dvoracek tallied 19 kills, 14 digs and 30 assists, and Anais Fay had 14 kills and 19 digs. Katie Fisher added five kills and 12 digs, and Maddie Bromley had 10 digs.