Truckee volleyball | Wolverines off to successful start |

Truckee volleyball | Wolverines off to successful start

Courtesy of Chuck ThomasTruckee junior outside hitter Annie Reiswig goes for a kill during the Wolverinesand#8217; home win against McQueen on Wednesday. Truckee is off to an 8-2 start overall.

The Truckee High volleyball team is off to a 8-2 start after finishing runner-up in the Yerington Tournament and splitting a pair of nonleague matches against 4A Spanish Springs and McQueen.

Most recently, the defending state champion Wolverines defeated McQueen in straight sets Wednesday night.

Krysta Murphy and Kiersten Knoppel led Truckee with four digs each. Katie Mohun and Jillian Akers followed with three digs apiece. Akers completed 95 sets with 30 assists. Junior setter Brittany Thomas contributed with an additional six assists. Annie Reiswig led the team with 12 kills, followed by Knoppel with seven and Akers and Murphy with five each. Kristina Tirman contributed to a great defense, which increased the pass rating from the previous night.

Truckee lost to Spanish Springs in five games Tuesday night. After starting well and winning the first set, Truckee senior libero Natalya Jones injured her shoulder and could not continue. Without their libero, the Wolverines went on to lose the second set. After winning the second set, Truckee went on to lose the fourth and fifth sets to end the match.

Reiswig led the team in kills with 14. Murphy had the most serves and finished as the top passer for the evening. Knoppel led the team with 12 digs. Allison Costa had a team-high seven blocks.

At the Yerington Tournament, Truckee won its first seven matches before falling to the host Lions and#8212; their rival in recent seasons and#8212; in two sets.

Reiswig, Akers and Jones were selected to the all-tournament team. Reiswig led the team in kills with 64 in the eight matches. Akers had 88 assists total, averaging 5.5 per game. Jones had 110 passes, while Knoppel led the team with 19 blocks.

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