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TTHS lady strikers sit down

LARA MULLIN, Sierra Sun

After a controversial end to zone playoffs, the Truckee lady strikers put away their nets and kneepads until next season. Losing to Dayton on Halloween, 12-15, 4-15, 15-13, 11-15, the Wolverines gave one last effort that came up just short of victory. While losing in four games, Truckee displayed scrappy, defensive play, and lost due to poor serving and missed hitting opportunities.

While unable to advance further, coach Maggie Shane was pleased with the season overall and her team’s improvement in play and confidence. Only four seniors will be leaving the Wolverines at the end of the year, and the junior-based team hints at an even stronger, more experienced group next year.

With spring play just around the corner, Shane and the lady strikers will regroup and attempt to better this season’s record in the fall with an older, more confident team.

Confusion arose in zone playoffs as a discrepancy over the number of games to be played resulted in inconsistent scoring. Two of the four matches followed a best-of-three format, while the remaining two were scored out of a possible five games. While this did not directly affect the Wolverines, who played the latter scenario yet lost in three games, it did alter the final score of the Yerington/Spring Creek game.

Yerington won the first two games of the match and then fell victim to the Spartans as Spring Creek won the remaining three games. In a best-of-three category, the last three games would not have been played. As a result, a rematch was scheduled between Spring Creek and Yerington.

A best-of-three double elimination tournament to determine the 3A State champion will commence today at Galena High School in Reno, where No.1 Bishop Manogue and No.3 Dayton will face off. Lowry, the second team in the northern 3A league, will face the top southern school, Moapa Valley, to determine who will play in the final game for the title.


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