STHS Volleyball notches first win |

STHS Volleyball notches first win

Joe Proudman
The Vikings celebrate a point as they took on North Tahoe High School at Lake Tahoe Community College on Thursday.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Vikings defeated North Tahoe High School on Thursday to get their first win of the season, making them 1-2 overall and 1-0 in league.

“We played with a lot of intensity and enthusiasm and it showed,” said head coach Dan McLaughlin. “Every time we got in a rut we pulled ourselves out of it.”

South Tahoe won the match in three games, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-13.

They were led by junior Drew Norberg who recorded 10 kills on the night, including three kills in the second game that kept them at arms length from North Tahoe (1-3, 0-2).

“Drew’s just a very strong player and we got the ball to her in places where she can do what she does best,” McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin also gave a lot of credit to his passers, Bailey David, London Gustofson, Morgan Kaufer and Kaila Griffis.

“Without their passing, Drew is nothing,” he said. “They are the heroes of the game, those four passers. They set the tone, balls didn’t land.”

North Tahoe was able to keep the match close in the first game, pulling to 21-19, but the Vikings rallied for three unanswered points to win. In the second game, South Tahoe jumped to a 11-5 lead, but the North came fighting back 12-9. The Vikings then began to run away with the game, and even though North would pull close again, South Tahoe didn’t seem to lose their cool. The third game was all Vikings from the beginning, as they quickly got up 17-6 and never looked back.

“We played a little bit better than we did in our previous match,” said North Tahoe Coach Tom LeFevers. “South Tahoe played a pretty good match and they deserved to win.”

South Tahoe is in action again on Wednesday as they take on Fernley at home at 6 p.m.

Watch video clips from Thursdays match below:

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