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Volleyball: A young team works towards refinement, success

Staff reports

VOLLEYBALL

Varsity coach Maggie Shane knows that where her volleyball team may lack in experience, her players can certainly make up for their unseasoned play with determination and raw talent.

With only four seniors on the varsity team this season, the young Wolverines are quickly learning the pace of varsity-level volleyball moves in Nevada. And because of this ability to learn as the team goes, Shane is seeing rapid improvement.

Directing the team on the court this season will be senior setter Jasmine Eisenberg. Leading the team in kills and blocks, Eisenberg is a definite presence in front of the net. As is Heather Stove, but after an injury in a recent match against North Tahoe at Tahoe-Truckee High School, her status is day-to-day.

Although the Lady Spikers have lost their past two matches, both have gone to extra games and were close contests, particularly the North Tahoe match in which Stove injured her ankle.

Shane is excited about what she considers to be the apparent progress the team has already made this season. This improvement, both in terms of team cohesion and perseverance, is evident by the team’s rally after losing Stove early in the second game against the Lakers. The Wolverines still managed to force North Tahoe to five games, a considerable feat when considering how strong the Lakers have started this season.

9/14 Fernley 4 p.m.

9/15-17 Mammoth Tournament

9/19 Whittell 4 p.m.

9/22 Lowry 4 p.m.

9/23 Spring Creek 11 a.m.

9/26 Yerington 4 p.m.

9/28 Dayton 4 p.m.

10/3 Manogue 4 p.m.

10/5 Fernley 4 p.m.

10/13 Lowry 4 p.m.

10/14 Spring Creek 11 a.m.

10/17 Dayton 4 p.m.

Oct. 19 Yerington 4 p.m.

10/27 North Tahoe 4 p.m.

11/3-4 AAA Divisional Tourney

11/9-11 State Tournament (North) at Reno

* home games in red


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