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Warriors serve up 3-0 division start

Whittell High isn’t wasting much time disposing of its early season division opponents.

The Warriors swept Silver Stage, a new school near Dayton, 15-9, 15-4, 15-4 Tuesday in Zephyr Cove to raise their Northern Nevada 2A Division record to 3-0.

“It’s a long season, but we’re on our way,” said WHS coach Dan McLaughlin.

The Warriors served Silver Stage off the floor as Whitney Gielow served 17 points, including five aces, and Shelly Zaskoda collected seven service points, including five aces.

The hot-serving Warriors also received five aces from Sidney Colvin and four service points, including two aces, from Alicia Thorne, Anna Kingman and Jessica Rickman.

Not needing many smashes at the net to score points, the Warriors received eight kills from Rickman and four from Zaskoda. Jackie Marino set the offense with 12 assists.

On Saturday, Whittell handily defeated Lovelock, last year’s zone champion, 15-10, 12-15, 15-9, 15-9 in Zephyr Cove.

The all-around play of Zaskoda and Rickman’s power game at the net keyed the win. Zaskoda had seven kills, 12 service points and six aces, while Rickman contributed 16 kills and four blocks.

Other major contributions came from Tina Hordzwick, six kills; and Thorne, 13 service points and six aces.

Whittell snapped a 1-1 tie by reducing its mistakes in games three and four.

“We missed 12 serves and eight kills in the first two games, which allowed Lovelock to keep the match close,” McLaughlin said. “But we were able to correct that in games three and four and destroy them.”

Whittell, 4-1 overall, plays host to Spanish Springs on Thursday before a key division match against Hawthorne on Saturday in Zephyr Cove.

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