Truckee volleyball: Wolverines sweep past visiting Vaqueros
Northern Division I-A standings
Team League Overall
Truckee 5-0 8-5
Dayton 4-1 14-2
Lowry 3-1 8-5
South Tahoe 3-2 4-3
Fallon 2-2 8-8
Elko 1-3 2-7
Fernley 1-3 2-8
Spring Creek 0-3 1-6
Sparks 0-4 2-7
The Wolverines gave visiting Fernley a sliver of hope early in the first set of Wednesday’s league match.
That hope was all but gone by the time senior Anais Fay ended the set, 25-15, with an emphatic kill that brought the home crowd to its feet. Truckee dominated the next two games, 25-11 and 25-8, en route to victory.
The Wolverines (5-0) have now swept all 15 sets in their five league matches so far, with wins over Fernley (1-3), Elko (1-3), Spring Creek (0-3), Fallon (2-2) and Sparks (0-4).
The biggest tests remain, however, as Truckee will face off with second-place Dayton (4-1) on the road Friday and will take on third-place Lowry (3-1) and fourth-place South Tahoe (3-2) next week. Lowry defeated Truckee in two sets at the High Sierra Invitational on Sept. 5.
After a slow start on Wednesday that allowed Fernley to take an early three-point lead, the Wolverines took control and never relinquished it — despite playing without junior standout Maia Dvoracek, who watched from the bench in her warmup jersey.
The Vaqueros were overmatched by the strong hitting of Fay and fellow seniors Katie Fisher and Maddie Haley, who took advantage of friendly assists by teammates Jordan Brown and Stephanie Randall.
All the Wolverines contributed as coach Erika Murphy cleared her bench in the second and third sets.
Fisher finished with 12 kills, four service aces and 10 digs, Fay had nine kills and 10 digs, and Haley and Tatum Kula each had two blocks. Brown had 14 assists and Randall had 12.
The Wolverines are scheduled to play a league match at Dayton on Friday and will return home to host South Tahoe on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m.