Vikings volleyball | Tahoe pushes Truckee to five games |

Vikings volleyball | Tahoe pushes Truckee to five games

Special to the Tribune

Key Players

Kendhyl Delacour: 18 kills, 2 aces

Raquel Marchesseault: 5 aces, 41 assists, 1 kill

Kaila Griffis: 15 kills

Hannah Neiger: 5 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks

A banged up Vikings volleyball team gave four-time defending league champions, Truckee, a fight for the win Friday.

Truckee came into the match heavy favored. South Tahoe’s starters were struggling with illness and injury, but the Vikings battled with the pieces they had to push the Wolverines to five games. In the end, however, South Tahoe lost 25-21, 19-25, 18-25, 25-20 and 13-15 on a final controversial call in which the ball missed the sideline by less than an inch.

The Vikings scored more points with kills, aces and blocks than any other form, and head coach Dan McLauglin was incredibly pleased to see his team winning the big points.

Kendhyl Delacour led the offense with 18 kills on 38 swings, a hitting higher than 400 percent. He also had two aces.

Raquel Marchesseault played on a sprained ankle and broken two and came through with 41 assists five aces and one kill.

Hannah Neiger, who came out with a sprained ankle, delivered five kills, two aces and two blocks.

Jade Child and Sam Sutterfield each had one kill apiece.

“The game came down to some defense lapses just at the wrong time by the Vikings,” Mchlaughlin said. “Things that came be correct as we move forward into the second half of the schedule.”

The Vikings now own a 3-4 record as they head into the second half of league play.

UP NEXT: South Tahoe will host Lowry at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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