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Viking volleyers sweep Dayton, raise $2k for diabetes association

After three straight losses, the South Tahoe Vikings volleyball team was hungry to get back in the win column, and the Dayton Dustdevils were the victims.

South Tahoe senior McKenna Brewer had 18 kills and seven solo blocks, junior Sofia Hedqvist added nine kills and senior Novel Moses smashed five service aces to help the Vikings knock off the second place team in the 3A Northern League 3-1 (25-23, 25-19, 25-17).

The Vikings hosted the match that was highlighted by a special event, Dig Out Diabetes night. The community showed up in force and $2,000 was raised for the Nevada Diabetes Association.

“Novel and McKenna led our offense with Hailey’s (Naccarato)scrappy defense keeping us in the game,” said Vikings head coach Kelly Racca. “Tyler (Pevenage) did a good job of commanding the court and keeping errors to a minimum.”

Pevenage recorded 30 assists and made just two handling errors in 70 attempts. South Tahoe made just five serve receive errors and served up 15 aces, led by Novel’s five.

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Naccarato smacked three aces and made 18 digs and Layne Hembree had eight kills and two blocks, one solo.

The Vikings (5-4 3A Northern League) are tied for fifth place in league with Elko (4-3) and sit behind Fernley (7-1), Lowry (7-2), Dayton (6-3) and Truckee (5-3).

South Tahoe next will host Sparks (0-9) at 6 p.m. Friday. The Railroaders have won just one set in league out of 28. The Vikings will hit the road Saturday and try to get some revenge against Lowry. The Buckaroos knocked off the Vikings a couple weeks ago 3-1.

“We will have a keen focus going into Saturday’s match,” Racca said.

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