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Warriors don’t give up, overcome Muckers

Gary Kank

The Whittell High volleyball team continued its solid season Tuesday, downing the Virginia City Muckers 14-15, 5-15, 15-12, 15-9 and 15-14 in a nonleague contest in Virginia City.

“We scrapped, clawed and fought our way to this win,” Warrior coach Dan McLaughlin said. “We seemed to start out slow and then play better when it matters most.”

The Warriors came out a little slower than normal as Ashley Berns was out sick, but the usual suspects stepped up and found a rhythm.

Erin Silver was spectacular, firing down 14 kills, 22 points and six service aces on the night.

Jessika Perdy also came up big with 15 kills, six points, two aces and four blocks.

And Stephanie Evans showed awesome setting skills with 45 assists.

“Stephanie did an absolutely brilliant job tonight,” McLaughlin said.

With the win over a “tough and well-coached” Virginia City squad, the Warriors advance their record to 12-2 and are showing opposing teams and their coach what they’re made of.

“Bottom line, the girls have a lot of heart,” McLaughlin said. “They find ways to be successful.”

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