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Warriors’ latest win provides chills, thrills

Not even a malfunctioning heater at Spanish Springs High could cool off the Whittell volleyball team.

The Warriors swept the Northern Nevada 4A school 15-7, 15-7, 15-12 Tuesday night in Sparks.

“It was extremely cold and difficult for both teams to play,” said Whittell coach Dan McLaughlin said. “Girls were sitting on the bench with sweatshirts on.”

Whittell (8-2) did warm to the occasion despite the 50-plus-degree setting as Shelly Zaskoda and Jessica Rickman pounded out 10 kills apiece. Even though the Warriors missed 15 serves, they got 11 points from Alicia Thorne, 10 from Whitney Gielow, seven from Zaskoda and six from Jackie Marino. Thorne had four aces, while Zaskoda and Sydney Colvin contributed three.

Marino also had 26 assists and Anna Kingman scored three kills. Rickman and Marie Peterson had two blocks.

“We played an intelligent game. We hit smart and we are cutting down our mistakes,” McLaughlin said.

The Warriors will continue their road work, playing at Lovelock on Friday and Battle Mountain on Saturday.

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