Viking spikers sweep Sparks |

Viking spikers sweep Sparks

Gary Kank

After scrapping their way to early season victories, the South Tahoe Lady Vikings came out firing on all cylinders Thursday night, defeating the Sparks Railroaders 15-2, 15-5 and 15-5 in a Nevada 4A volleyball match at South Tahoe High School.

“This was the first match we’ve played where the girls really clicked,” Viking coach Gary Hankoff said. “They really played well.”

Playing against a smaller Sparks side, the Vikings took charge early on and never looked back.

The game was highlighted by the bench play of Marie Ehrler and the effective setting of Rachel Hankoff.

“It’s nice to know we have some other weapons in our pocket,” coach Hankoff said.

Rachel, who normally plays a more defensive role, led all players with 14 assists.

“She really surprised me with her setting,” coach Hankoff said. “That’s going to be a big advantage for us.”

The Viking will look for continued success Friday when they travel to North Valleys.

Adrian Hankoff update.

While the Washington State Cougars fell to defeat 30-28, 30-26 and 30-22 against the powerful Stanford Cardinal Thursday night, former South Tahoe high standout Adrian Hankoff led the Cougars with 12 kills and 6 digs.

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