Truckee avenges volleyball defeat to Warriors
Truckee avenged a loss to Whittell in the Yerington volleyball tournament with a three-game sweep Tuesday night in Truckee.
The Wolverines won 25-17, 25-21 and 25-10. Game two delivered the most excitement with 11 ties and eight lead changes.
“We just weren’t ready to compete. We beat them in the (Yerington) tournament last weekend, and I think we assumed we had the upper hand,” said Whittell coach Tony Fathergill.
“We didn’t do the simple things well, and at this level of a match, you have to do those things.”
Whittell lost in the semifinals of the Yerington tournament to the host Lions on Saturday and tied for third place with Truckee. Yerington lost to Douglas in the finals, 19-25, 25-12, 15-11.
The Warriors play their home opener vs. Dayton at 6 p.m. Thursday. Whittell also plays Reed at home on Friday night.
Vikings smash Wolverines
South Tahoe High’s boys’ tennis team rolled to a 15-3 victory against Truckee on Tuesday in South Lake Tahoe.
The Vikings swung the match in the first round when Francisco Marin won his singles match 7-6, and Nick Kushner and Jordan Zager claimed their doubles match 7-6. Without those two wins, the first round would have been deadlocked at 3.
South Tahoe only lost two more matches – both in singles.
The Vikings (5-2) play host to Wooster on Thursday.
WHS ties Spring Creek
Whittell scored three unanswered goals in the first half to rally for a 3-3 tie at Spring Creek on Saturday.
The Warriors fell behind 2-0, but came back on goals by Trevor Fairbank, Tim Stone and Marshall Neil. Fairbank and T.J. Kolesnik were credited with an assist. Whittell played the match without regular keeper Austin Neil, who was sidelined with a sore back.
The Warriors (5-8-1) open league play Thursday at Incline.
– Sierra Sun Sports Editor Sylas Wright contributed to this story.
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