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South Tahoe volleyball swept by Fallon in Div. I-A Northern Region quarterfinals

Anthony Gentile
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South Tahoe senior Paige Naccarato goes up for a kill against Fallon’s Whitney Skabelund in the Vikings’ Div. I-A Northern Region quarterfinal against the Greenwave on Friday, Nov. 6, at Truckee High.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Miscues made the South Tahoe volleyball team’s postseason stay a short one. The fifth-seeded Vikings were swept by fourth-seeded Fallon 22-25, 19-25, 18-25 in the Div. I-A Northern Region quarterfinals on Friday, Nov. 6, at Truckee High, a loss that brought an end to their 2015 season.

“Despite playing very hard, scrappy and with intensity we could not overcome the series of unforced errors that plagued us all season,” Vikings coach Dan McLaughlin said. “It was rough.”

South Tahoe (10-9) fell in its playoff opener as the result of unforced errors. Fallon (17-13) took better care of the ball than the Vikings en route to their third win in three meetings between the teams this season.

“We played scrappy, we served hard and we fought for the points, but we continued to make errors at the most inopportune times — missing serves in the middle of a run or hitting errors,” McLaughlin said.

Fallon lost to top-seeded Truckee in the regional semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 7. The Wolverines went onto win the regional championship with a sweep of third-seeded Dayton later on Saturday — both teams advanced to the state tournament along with Las Vegas schools Faith Lutheran and Sierra Vista.