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Sluggish Warriors win volleyball opener

Staff report

Dan McLaughlin isn’t accustomed to his Whittell High volleyball team staggering to start the season.

The two-time defending state champions overcame a lackluster effort to defeat North Tahoe 25-17, 25-16 and 25-18 in a nonleague match Tuesday in Tahoe City.

“We struggled with our passing and couldn’t get any rhythm going,” McLaughlin said. “We served tough and didn’t miss a lot of serves.”

Junior outside hitter Jessica Woods led the Warriors with 12 kills and three aces, while junior Kelly Karmann contributed seven kills, four aces and two blocks.

New setter Sarah Ingenluyff had 21 assists and four aces.

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“She’s working very hard at becoming a very good setter,” McLaughlin said.

In addition, sophomore Jordan Reeder, making her first varsity start, had three kills and an ace. Meri Johnson scored two kills and an ace, Katie Komorowski had two blocks, Kendra Koskin notched one kill and Megan Esquivel made one block.

Whittell will step up to the 4A level on Thursday night when it travels to Carson City to play the Senators.

“The last time we had our way with Carson, but they return a lot of players, so we really have to step it up,” McLaughlin said.