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Volleyballers upset Lakers

Daniel Savickas, Sierra Sun

After loosing to North Tahoe in three quick games on Oct. 30 to end the regular season, the Truckee High School varsity volleyball team bounced back to upset the Lakers in the first round of the Northern 3A Playoffs this Saturday.

In the first game, the Wolverines lost 25-19. Head coach Maggie Shane said the loss was attributed to misses serves.

The Wolverines rebounded to win the second game 25-21, and the third 26-24.

In the fourth game Truckee fell 25-9.

“They were exhausted from the previous game,” Shane said. “They had a lot of mental errors.”

The Wolverines walked away with a victory in the fifth and deciding game, 15-9. At one point Truckee lead 10-3.

“They (North Tahoe) were struggling with serve receive. They weren’t passing well.”

The roles quickly reversed, and the Wolverines had a tough time passing.

“I told them ‘we have to play this point for point and the game is ours,'” Shane said. “They did really well and held themselves together mentally.”

After an hour break the Wolverines faced off against Bishop Manogue. Truckee lost in three straight games 25-6, 25-14 and 25-19.

“In the second game they started figuring out the difference between the Manogue and the North Tahoe game. By the third game things started clicking, but by then the match was over. There wasn’t enough time to make those changes,” Shane said.

“We had some ups and downs this year. I think we could have done better in league, but they ended the season on a high note. They really wanted to beat North Tahoe,” Shane added.


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