Vikings win final match but miss postseason

Staff report
Raquel Marchesseault competes against Truckee during the Vikings' final match of the season Friday.
Courtesy Hans Baumann |

Final Northern Division I-A standings

Team    League    

x-Dayton    16-0

x-Truckee     13-3

x-Elko    11-5

x-Lowry    9-7

South Tahoe    8-8

Fallon    7-9

Fernley    6-10

Spring Creek    3-13

Sparks    0-16

Note: Top 4 advance to playoffs

x-clinch playoff berth

The South Tahoe volleyball team went out on a winning note Friday.

Although it wasn’t enough to secure a regional postseason berth, the defending state champs stormed back from a two-set deficit to defeat host Truckee, 22-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 16-14.

South Tahoe finished the year 8-8 in Northern Division I-A play, one win away from advancing to the regional tournament. Lowry (9-7) earned the fourth and final seed ahead of the Vikings.

Despite its loss, Truckee, at 13-3 in league play, retained its No. 2 regional playoff seed. The Wolverines will open the regional tournament Saturday at Dayton High School, where they’ll face third-seeded Elko (11-5) in a semifinal match at 2 p.m.

Top-seeded Dayton (16-0) will take on Lowry on Saturday at noon in the other regional semifinal. Winners meet in the regional final Saturday at 4 p.m., while the semifinal losers are eliminated from the postseason. The state championship is the following weekend in Las Vegas.

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