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Volleyball team remains hopeful

The varsity Lady Wolverines’ volleyball team was unable to carry the momentum from their first win of the season on Sept. 13 into last weekend’s matches against Spring Creek and Lowry.

On Friday, the Lady Wolverines lost to Spring Creek in three straight games 15-11, 15-5 and 18-16.

“We just weren’t awake. We didn’t serve well at all,” Head Coach Maggie Shane said after the game. “That was the worst that we served all season.”

The undefeated Spartans, led by a formidable front-line of Kaydra Stewart, Christi Brunson and Jessica Keim took full advantage of the Wolverines unforced errors.

Truckee did challenge the Spartans by making valiant comebacks in the first and third games, but both times the rallies fell short.

Heather Stove led the Wolverines with four aces and five kills. Brunson had 16 kills for the Spartans.

On Saturday, a match against a tough Lowry team meant no rest for the weary.

The Lady Wolverines were able to turn it up a notch and win the opening game in convincing fashion, but dropped three straight after that, losing the match 15-5, 2-15, 6-15 and 8-15.

“We had trouble passing. We are usually a pretty good passing team,” Shane said. “But we were definitely off. Our setters were tired, and it had been a long week.”

Shane did say she saw improvement from Friday’s performance.

“They had some great rallies, and we served better than Friday,” she said. “But [Spring Creek and Lowry] are two tough teams. They are both ahead of us in the standings.”

Having a pair of matches against teams from the top of the division under their belt, Shane remains optimistic about the Wolverines’ chances this season.

“We still have a chance, they can still pull this together If we can do well [on the road], we can turn this around. These girls have a lot of talent,” she said.

The Lady Wolverines hit the road this week, playing at Dayton today.

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