South Tahoe volleyball sweeps Fernley to cap league first round |

South Tahoe volleyball sweeps Fernley to cap league first round

Anthony Gentile
South Tahoe junior Ashley Bricker tallied three aces in the Vikings’ league match at Fernley on Monday, Oct. 5.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

FERNLEY, Nev. — Through the first round of Div. I-A Northern League play, the South Tahoe volleyball team is firmly in playoff position. The Vikings capped the first round Monday, Oct. 5, by sweeping Fernley on the road 25-22, 25-19, 27-25.

South Tahoe (6-4, 5-3 I-A Northern) had one of its best offensive performances of the season en route to sweeping Fernley (3-11, 2-6). The Vikings hit .245 as a team, hitting in the positive led by seven kills apiece from outside hitters Novel Moses and Paige Naccarato.

Middle hitter McKenna Brewer had three kills to go along with four blocks against the Vaqueros, while setter Zoe Mosedale and middle hitter Korinne Bricker added two apiece. From the service line, libero Kaitlynn Watson hit a team-high four aces while Naccarato and defensive specialist Ashley Bricker finished with three each; Watson added nine digs defensively.

The Vikings bounced back from defeat in Monday’s win following a loss at league-leading Truckee on Wednesday, Sept. 30. South Tahoe lost to the Wolverines in three sets 17-25, 11-25, 20-25.

Halfway through league play South Tahoe finds itself in a crowded pack looking up at Truckee, who has only lost one set in eight matches. The Vikings are within a game of Dayton, Lowry and Fallon — and three games clear of the league’s sixth and last playoff spot.

South Tahoe opens the second round of league play at Elko on Friday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. The Vikings play at Spring Creek the following afternoon — first serve is scheduled for noon.

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