Vikings keep hopes alive with win |

Vikings keep hopes alive with win

South Tahoe still might be in the playoffs as the Viking volleyballers did all they could to ensure their season continues past the end of the regular season with a three-game sweep over Reed, 15-8, 15-9, 15-4.

Now, the Vikings have to wait on the results of the Reno-Wooster contest. If the Huskies lost, the Vikings are in. If the Huskies won, the Huskies and Vikings are tied for the fourth spot.

The results of the Reno contest were not available at press time.

Rachel Hankoff and Jessica Dilegame led the Vikings in kills with Hankoff recording 11 and Dilegame with 10. Hankoff also had a .429 kill percentage.

Brittany Young had five kills and Jessica Urreaga had three and 33 assists.

But the strength of the Vikings game was their defense and passing. Tammy Cowen and Hillary Flood had 12 digs apiece, while Dilegame had 10.

“Our passing and defense was very good,” Vikings coach Gary Hankoff said. “If we hadn’t missed some of the serves we did, it wouldn’t have been as close as it was.”

While the Vikings are awaiting their postseason situation, they will travel to Sacramento to play in the Hiram Johnson tournament over the weekend.

Former Viking spiker Adrian Hankoff, currently playing volleyball for the Washington State Cougers, will be playing against the Washington Huskies. The match will be televised on Fox Sports Net on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Warriors remain undefeated in league

In the last league home match of the season, the Whittell Warriors cruised to a three-game sweep of the Tonapah Muckers, 15-2, 15-9, 15-8.

“We barely broke a sweat,” Warrior coach Dan McLaughlin said.

The win locked up home-court advantage for zone and the league title for the Warriors.

It also kept the Warriors’ streak of not losing a game in league intact at 21-0.

Again it was Shannon McGlothlin who led the charge with 11 kills and three points. Ashley Berns continued to shine with 12 kills, one point and two blocks. Jessika Purdy had four kills and points, while Erin Silver and Stephanie Evans had solid games with Silver recording one kill, seven points and four aces. Evans had three kills, 12 points and one ace.

“Erin did a great job serving,” McLaughlin said. “Steph also served well throughout the whole match.”

Carlye Johnson had 35 assists, two kills and 12 points.

The Warriors travel to Hawthorne on Tuesday in a final tune-up before zone.

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