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Whittell spikers alone in second

Michael Traum

All alone in second place – and winning they games they need to.

Whittell High’s volleyball team was tied with Dayton in Northern Nevada Division II play heading into Tuesday’s contest. But the Warriors downed the Dustdevils, 15-7, 2-15, 15-11, 4-15, 15-11, to slip solely behind Hawthorne in division play.

“It was a very exciting match. There were a lot of people and there is nothing more of an adrenaline rush than rally scoring (fifth game). It was fun, enjoyable volleyball,” said coach Dan McLaughlin, whose team moved to 6-2 in division and 19-5 overall. “We had an off-day passing. But we played extremely good team-hustle volleyball.”

Erin Zaskoda led the way with 14 kills, while Karin Kaleta had 12 with three blocks. Shannon McGlothlin added 18 service points and eight kills. Sarah Sufka tossed 41 assists.

The Warriors travel to Yerington on Thursday.

South Tahoe’s volleyball team outlasted Hug, 15-10, 15-4, 15-2, on Tuesday in Reno.

The Vikings (11-1, 12-6 overall) got a solid serving outing from Shaina Willen, who tallied nine points in the final game. Adrian Hankoff smacked 12 kills and 10 digs, while Courtney Wilson had four kills, seven digs and four blocks. Alisha Lambert notched 17 assists.

“We came out kind of slow and Hug played us tough. We didn’t have a lot of defense and we were flat,” said Tahoe coach Gary Hankoff. “Shaina served well in the third game. We tried a new rotation and some adjustments that we’ll need to play Douglas.”

The Vikes host the undefeated Tigers in the biggest game of the season so far, on Thursday. Game time is approximately 5 p.m.

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