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Volleyballers sweep Sparks

Dan SavickasJacqueline Diaz comes up with a huge kill against Sparks.

The Truckee High School girls’ varsity volleyball team swept Sparks High School on Tuesday night for the victory.

After a few rough games of serving, the lady Wolverines battled back to make 58 out of 67 serves.

Senior Amber Harder lead the serving attack with 6 aces, all on jump-serves. In the first game junior Kelly Tierney served five straight points, one of which was an ace. Senior Julie Hill added another three hard hit aces and a few kills to put the confidence back in the Truckee’s offense.

Besides serving it was the same old story for the Wolverines, hard hit kills, good passing and a lot of blocks.

Senior Jacqueline Diaz had four blocks while junior Katie Malone came up with a few key blocks herself. Diaz showed her toughest spiking of the year to add to the Wolverines offensive domination.

Senior Melissa Gadsby showed good solid serving and had four kills on the night and senior Lisa Tassone had three. Junior Alisa Garrison came up with some good spikes and tips.

Truckee won the matches 25-12, 25-11 and 25-15.

The entire team pulled together to show key improvements that will only help the team in the long run.

Head coach Maggie Shane was not only happy with the improvement in the team’s serving, but also with its decision to take risks. Shane encouraged the team to swing away at spikes and they obviously took her advice.

“They played real solid controlled basic volleyball,” said Shane.

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