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South Tahoe volleyball swept at Truckee

Anthony Gentile
agentile@tahoedailytribune.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The South Tahoe volleyball team was handed a decisive defeat by its biggest rival on Friday night. The Vikings were swept by Truckee 25-21, 25-17, 25-23, their first three-set loss in seven league matches this season.

“It was a rough game for us because of unforced errors — we just couldn’t get any rhythm the whole time,” Vikings head coach Dan McLaughlin said. “We’re going to learn from this experience and be stronger for it.”

South Tahoe (12-10, 4-3 I-A Northern) suffered its second straight defeat in league play with the three-set loss to the Wolverines. Truckee (9-7, 6-1) notched its second straight sweep — the Wolverines have dropped only five sets in their first seven league matches.

“Sometimes you have rough games — you can’t dwell on it, all you can do is move onto the next game,” McLaughlin said.

In the loss, outside hitter Paige Naccarato had a team-high 11 kills to go along with nine digs and an ace. Outside hitter Kendhyl Delacour finished with seven kills, a block and an ace, outside hitter Jade Child recorded six kills, and outside hitter Lexi Steinberg added a kill.

Defensively, libero Kaitlynn Watson led South Tahoe with 16 digs. Middle hitter Haley Crowson added a block and an ace.

“We’re still in the middle of the playoff hunt, we still have a chance to reach our goals and we’re still one of the better teams in the league — that hasn’t changed,” McLaughlin said.

South Tahoe concluded the first round of league play Tuesday at Fallon. The Vikings start the second round Friday night at Elko at 6 p.m.


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