South Tahoe junior varsity volleyball third in 19-team tourney |

South Tahoe junior varsity volleyball third in 19-team tourney

South Tahoe’s junior varsity volleyball team played in a 19-team tournament Sept. 28 at Sheldon High School and took third place.

The Vikings started the morning off with tough serves, defeating Montgomery High School 15-3, 15-3.

Next, against Woodcreek High School, of Roseville, Calif., the Vikings took match two 15-10, 15-5.

The Vikings were at the top of their game and defeated Cordova High School 15-8, 15-4 in their next match to earn a No. 1 playoff seed.

In the gold division, South Tahoe played Franklin and again, demonstrating great team play, won 15-6, 15-8 behind hot serving.

In the semifinals, the Vikings played Napa High School and went to three games for the first time.

The Vikings struggled with inconsistent serving in game one and lost 11-15.

In game two, the Vikings kicked into gear and defeated Napa 15-8.

Game three went to rally scoring for the first time in the tournament.

Down 15-14, South Tahoe’s Stephanie Morrow received the serve and passed it to the setter, who set up a kill by Monica Knight for a 15-15 tie.

Another botched serve gave Napa a 16-15 lead. The Vikings lost the rally on serve receive and dropped in game three of the semifinals 17-15 to finish in third place.

“They played like a team and fell short in this match, but were going for it,” said STHS coach Janae Nead-Bellingham.

The JVs raised their league record to 8-0 Saturday with a 10-15, 15-8, 15-7 victory over Douglas in Minden. Klingler, Morrow, Knight and Filipko keyed the victory, according to Nead.

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