Whittell volleyball team dominates Silver Stage
Whittell’s volleyball team had a good opportunity to showcase a wide variety of skills against an inexperienced Silver Stage squad at home Tuesday night.
The Warriors won the match in three games, 25-12, 25-18, 25-15.
“This was a good opportunity to play people at different positions,” said Warriors coach Dan McLaughlin. “Everybody I put in played well and contributed and that’s what makes our team special. We all contribute.”
The Warriors raised their Northern Nevada 2A League record to 3-0, with an overall mark of 4-2.
Katrina Kacirek scored 21 points with 10 aces for Whittell. Kelly Karmann and Jessica Woods each had four kills and Megan Lowe scored five points.
McLaughlin also credited setter Jackie Marino and outside Tina Hordzwick as “complete, all-around players.”
“I can’t single anybody out because the whole team was very strong,” he added. “It was a solid team effort.”
Meanwhile, the Nighthawks will return to the drawing board still winless but having gained some valuable playing time against one of the league’s strongest teams.
“It was a tough game,” said Nighthawks coach Virginia Richardson. “That’s the first really tough team we’ve played, so I think we were in a bit of shock the first game because we didn’t know what to expect. For our level of play I thought we played well. We are a very young team of freshmen and sophomores. We are a new school and this is only our second year. We were all freshmen on varsity last year and we’re improving.”
Hawthorne is up next for the Warriors on the road Saturday.