Senators down Viking spikers in four games |

Senators down Viking spikers in four games

Staff reports

Although they went down to defeat 8-15, 15-11, 11-15 and 8-15 against the Carson Senators, the South Tahoe Vikings did a lot of things right Thursday in a Nevada 4A volleyball contest in South Lake Tahoe.

“We played our best match to date,” Viking coach Gary Hankoff said. “It was a tough loss, but it forced us to do some other things. We got some offense out of other girls and that’s great.”

With senior outside hitter Jessica Dilegame still nursing a sprained ankle and defensive specialist Angela Urreaga out with strep throat, the Vikings made some changes and were still able to keep the game close.

“We hung in there and fought,” Hankoff said.

Hankoff saw impressive performances by Kristen Burrell and Myrna Sanchez, who had six and eight kills, respectively.

“Myrna had a breakout night,” Hankoff said. “She had some huge hits.”

Outside hitter Rachel Hankoff also had a big night on the net with 13 kills.

With the loss, the Vikings slip to 7-4, but are still sitting in third place in the Sierra division. They will look to get back in the win column Saturday when they host Wooster at 6 p.m.

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