Volleyball team falls to Manogue in 3 matches
The Truckee High School girls’ varsity volleyball team suffered its quickest loss to Bishop Manogue Catholic High School on Thursday night.
In the first match the Wolverines were slow to get going. Manogue set the pace from the beginning of the match and quickly pulled ahead 6-1.
Truckee gained a side-out when Manogue made an error in passing and took over serving.
Senior Amber Harder came up with her first of six kills on the night, but serving trouble quickly turned the ball over to Manogue.
With Manogue ahead 7-3, Harder came up with a kill for the side-out.
The Wolverines began to pick up the pace with Manogue spiking out of bounds several times and senior Melissa Gadsby finding a hole for a point.
Manogue battled back to get the side-out and managed to stay ahead of Truckee 8-7. Manogue added an ace to pull ahead by two points, but shortly after junior Alisa Garrison came up with a big kill for the side-out.
Serving continued to haunt the Wolverines, and they gave up the ball as quickly as they earned it.
But Manogue would give up a side-out when Garrison came up with another kill to tie the came at 10.
On Truckee’s serve they again found net and Manogue got the side-out. The Wolverines handed over a few points as they struggled to hit in-bounds. Gadsby eventually got the side-out with a spike to the back line.
Both teams struggled to keep momentum, but in the end, Manogue came up with the victory 25-18.
In the second game Manogue came out hitting. With two big spikes and an ace, Manogue jumped out in front 3-0.
Junior Kelly Murphy came up with a solid hit for a kill and the side-out to slow Manogue’s rally.
The Wolverines fought for points and Harder added another kill to tie the game at 3-3. On the next play senior Jacqueline Diaz came up with a kill. But serving began to take its toll and the Wolverines handed over the ball.
In the end, Truckee’s lack of serving handed over the victory to Manogue 25-15. The Wolverines came up with big hits, but their inconsistent serving killed them.
The third match was the same story. Manogue came away with seven aces and the win, 25-10, while Truckee continued to serve into the net and out of bounds.
The Wolverines had the poorest showing of serving this year with a 74 percent. Together the team put up 21 kills, but missed serves lead to frustration.
“We couldn’t get our mental focus,” said head coach Maggie Shane.
The Truckee High School junior varsity volleyball team beat Manogue 25-20 and came out on top in a white-knuckle victory 25-23.
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