The picture was clear all along. The Vikings volleyball team is championship caliber, but now the team is officially on its way.
South Tahoe locked up a winning record by narrowly defeating a scrappy Sparks' team Saturday. The win was a hard fought four games. The Vikings finally locked it up in the final game by four points, the largest win margin of the match.
"Some hangover from the North Tahoe game where we were struggling with some of our consistency, but it does ensure a winning season in league and a winning season overall," head coach Dan McLaughlin said.
Making it to playoffs was never something McLugline doubted the girls could do. He knows the talent that's on his court and fully expects the girls to be hosting once playoffs roll around.
The Sparks win is one step closer. South Tahoe took the first game 25-22, dropped the second game 24-26, and picked up the final two games 28-26 and 25-21.
Drew Noreberg turned in one of her season-best performances, tallying a ridiculously high number of 31 kills and 16 digs. As usual, Morgan Kaufer posted impressive numbers of her own with 21 digs and 15 kills.
Kaila Griffis dug up 12 and threw down three kills. Bailey Daivd robbed Sparks with 14 digs and two kills. Setter Raquel Marchesseault collected nine digs, two kills and three aces.
The girls improved to 6-1 in league and 9-3 overall. The team travels to Truckee Tuesday and Whittell Wednesday for a rematch against the Warriors.