Viking volleyers push win streak to 7, host huge match Friday night
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The South Tahoe Vikings volleyball team ran its win streak to seven games Tuesday and is locked in a tie for second place in the 3A Northern League.
Over the past week, the Vikings earned two straight sets victories and were also pushed the distance in a five-set win.
The Vikings trampled Lowry 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-20) Friday, Oct. 5, and got past Churchill County the next day 3-2 (25-13, 25-18, 19-25, 22-25, 15-4). Both games were at home.
South Tahoe went on the road Tuesday and hammered winless Sparks in straight sets.
Against Lowry (3-11), Sofia Hedqvist, who just returned from playing for the Swedish national team, led the Vikings with 16 kills and Layne Hembree added 12.
The Vikings served for 13 aces, including four from Josie Anderson and three from Tyler Pevenage.
Ruby Abuhajleh had two solo blocks and Pevenage added 11 digs and 29 assists.
Against Churchill, the Vikings won the first two sets in dominating fashion, but lost their edge in the third and fourth sets before regrouping and romping in the fifth.
Hedqvist had 20 kills and Hailey Naccarato added 12 and Hembree had nine.
Pevenage served for five of the team’s 13 aces and Naccarato added four.
Naccarato added 26 digs and Hedqvist had 18 and Pevenage had 39 assists.
And Sparks has won just three sets the entire league season and was no match for South Tahoe.
The Vikings play a monster game at 6 p.m. Friday against Elko, right before football kicks off the homecoming game at 7 p.m.
South Tahoe (11-2) and Elko (11-2) are tied for second place in league, two games behind unbeaten Truckee (13-0).
The Vikings come right back and play at noon Saturday against Spring Creek (6-7).
The Vikings have just five games remaining starting with Elko and their final regular season home game is on Oct. 25 against Dayton (6-5).