Truckee volleyball | Wolverines tune up in large-school tournament
The Truckee volleyball team went 2-5 against large schools in the High Sierra Tournament in Reno this past Friday and Saturday.
The Wolverines faced five California schools from the Central Valley, plus Wooster. They lost 2-0 to Pleasant Valley (Chico) and 2-1 to Golden Valley (Merced) before beating Wooster in straight sets. They then lost 2-0 to both Elk Grove and Ripon, defeated Casa Roble (Orangevale) 2-1 and lost to Foothill (Sacramento) 2-1.
Truckee fell 23-25, 28-30 to Pleasant Valley. Junior Mackenzie Redner led the way with seven kills, while Gabby Moretti had 11 service points, four aces and 11 assists.
The Wolverines managed to take a set against Golden Valley but lost 16-25, 25-22, 9-15. Redner had eight kills and Mel Jones three, Moretti had 17 assists, and Kestlie Stefanelli had 13 digs.
Truckee defeated Wooster 25-14, 25-17 as Redner recorded seven kills and Moretti had 11 assists. The Wolverines lost 17-25, 17-25 to Elk Grove. Redner tallied 10 kills while Lauren Peak had Jones each had two. Moretti had 18 assists and Stefanelli 12 digs.
Ripon allowed Truckee 16 and 18 points in a two-game sweep. Redner finished with six kills while Peak had three and Chelsea Mohun two. Moretti had 14 assists and Stefanelli 13 digs.
The Wolverines eked out a win in three games against Casa Roble, 17-25, 25-16, 15-13. Redner posted 16 kills while Jessie Joplin, Mohun and Peak each had three. Moretti had 30 assists and Stefanelli and Redner each had eight digs.
Truckee dropped its final match in three games against Foothill, 21-25, 25-20, 11-15. Redner tallied a tournament-high 17 kills, Moretti had 16 service points and 28 assists, and Stefanelli had 17 digs.
The Wolverines are now 2-6 on the season after facing all large schools. Theyand#8217;ll get a chance to face a fellow Division I-A opponent for the first time when Fernley comes to town this Wednesday for a 6 p.m. match.
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