Truckee volleyball hangin’ tough |

Truckee volleyball hangin’ tough

The Truckee High volleyball team defeated Sparks and Incline on Friday and Saturday to improved to 10-4 in league and 17-9 overall.

Truckee won both matches in four sets, beating the Railroaders 25-27, 25-12, 25-19, 27-25 on the road Friday, and Incline 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 25-16 at home on Saturday.

Sophomore outside hitter Callan Finney posted 14 kills in each match, and senior defensive specialist Jordan Raber collected 61 digs between the two, including 33 against Incline.

Melanie Lashbrook, a junior middle blocker, had 10 kills and seven service aces against Sparks and eight kills against Incline, while sophomore Nikki Schneider added seven kills in each match.

Junior middle blocker Alexa Terrell had six kills and three service aces against Incline and seven kills against Sparks, and senior setter Megan Murphy had five service aces and 24 assists versus Sparks and five aces against Incline.

Truckee head coach Nicole Annaloro said she’s glad to have gotten through the past couple weeks, which have been difficult because of player injuries and illnesses. The coach does expect all the girls to be healthy entering the final two matches of the regular season, however, as the Wolverines hit the road Friday to take on Spring Creek before facing Lowry the following day in the season finale.

“At this point we have high expectations about how we preform,” Annaloro said. “Our goal is to make it to the state tournament.”

Truckee has secured a spot to compete as one of six teams in the Northern 3A regional tournament in November, which will be hosted by the first-place finisher. Three Northern teams will advance from there onto the State Championship tournament in Reno. The date and time has not been announced.

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