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Warriors sweep Highlanders

Whittell’s volleyball team responded to a rare home appearance with an extra bounce in its step, serving up a 15-5, 15-8, 15-0 sweep of Incline on Thursday.

“It was nice,” said Whittell head coach Dan McLaughlin, whose Warriors improved to 11-9 overall, and moved into a third-place tie with Bishop Manogue in Northern Nevada 3A league play. “The game was won at the service line. We ran a lot of points on them.”

Whittell scored 17 of its points on aces, more than a third of the offensive output for the Warriors. Jessicka Purdy led the way with 14 service points and six aces; Erin Zaskoda contributed 10 points and two aces; Carlye Johnson served eight points and two aces; and Shannon McGlothlin had four aces and seven service points.

Whittell bounced back from a tough stretch that dated back to last Thursday, when the Warriors lost three games to tough opposition. That streak ended Monday when 4A South Tahoe swept the visiting 3A Warriors.

“They were a little more rested,” McLaughlin said. “The South Tahoe game was not indicative of the talent we have in any way, shape or form.”

Whittell stands 3-2 in division, and is entering the meat of its conference schedule. The Warriors return to action Friday when Lovelock visits for a 6 p.m. match.

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