Truckee volleyball | Wolverines top Dayton on the road |

Truckee volleyball | Wolverines top Dayton on the road

DAYTON, Nev. and#8212; The visiting Wolverines knocked Dayton from the unbeaten ranks with a 25-23, 25-15, 23-25 and 25-21 victory in a Northern 3A match Tuesday night.

and#8220;It was very intense,and#8221; Dayton coach Monica Halverson said. and#8220;In the second game we lost our momentum a little bit. We missed quite a few serves, and that was detrimental to us.and#8221;

Truckee assistant coach Kim Thomas said the Wolverines played an efficient match, with improved play from everyone involved coming off a pair of losses against 4A opponents. They improved to 17-4 overall.

and#8220;Every player on the court stepped up the play from the previous week,and#8221; Thomas said. and#8220;Our defense was perhaps the best of the season against a very strong Dayton team.and#8221;

Junior outside hitter Annie Reiswig was a dominant force at the net, smashing home 18 kills while finishing with just three errors in 37 attempts. Brittany Thomas led the Wolverines in digs, with six. Natalya Jones was the top passer, followed closely by Krysta Murphy and Jillian Akers.

Akers had the most serves, followed by Murphy and Allison Costa. Murphy and Costa both served at 100 percent. Kiersten Knoppel had four blocks, as well as many other attack rejections at the net.

Thomas said that even after losing the third set, Truckee’s energy level remained high as JV and freshmen players and parents in the crowd helped support the team in the loud Dayton gym.

For the Dust Devils, Jamie Darragh had a team-high 10 kills, two aces and two digs, while Kathie Arias finished with nine kills, three aces and three digs. McKenzie Kielty had two kills and seven assists for Dayton.

Truckee knocked off Dayton in the JV match, 25-20 and 25-14. Truckee’s freshmen also won in two.

and#8212; Darrell Moody of the Nevada Appeal contributed to this report.

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