Incline Village, NV;
The Incline varsity volleyball team played their first match in 12 days and it was a 2nd straight victory against their rival on the lake, the North Tahoe Lakers.
After playing the Lakers at North Tahoe back on Sept. 28, the Highlanders took a complete break from all volleyball activities as Incline High School had a week off of school for the annual October break. The time off didn’t seem to bother Incline that much as they took care of the Lakers in 4 games on Tuesday night at Incline High gymnasium.
“I can’t lie, the break was nice,” Incline coach Tim Kelly said. “We have been going hard for a while and I think the time off gave us a chance to re-energize our batteries and be ready for this last big push. Tonight was a great start for the second half of league, I’m really proud of the girls.”
Tuesday night looked like an easy night for the Highlanders as they controlled game one and handled the Lakers 25 – 13. Seniors Ellyse Kirkland and Madison Cronk were unstoppable in game one as they crushed outside hits time and time again. Senior Setter Madeleine Saxe had a phenomanal start running the Highlander offense.
Game two was more of the same as Senior Middle Alexis Krolick was leading the way with Sophomore Olivia Schneider getting in the action from the outside. Then Incline seemed to start to let up as the Lakers made a late run. Incline held on for a 25 – 20 victory.
Unfortunately, for anyone hoping for a sweep saw the Incline let down continue as North Tahoe jumped out to an 8 – 0 start on many missed opportunities from the host team. The Highlanders made a late run led by great passing from Libero Leslie Medina and defensive specialist Alyssa Fellows but couldn’t quite get over the eratic start and lost 21 – 25.
Game four was back to the Incline of game 1 as they blitzed the Lakers and finished the match with a 25 – 16 win. Sophomore middle Michaela Racich continues to improve for Incline, as she had a great game four blocking and killing balls.
The Highlanders, now 7 – 1 in conference and 15 – 6 overall, travel to West Wendover on Friday night and a 2nd vs. 3rd place showdown with White Pine on Saturday.
AA Northern Nevada Ladder:
Yerington: 10 – 0
Incline: 7 – 1
White Pine: 6 – 3
Pershing County: 5 – 4
North Tahoe: 3 – 5
Silver Stage: 2 – 7
West Wendover: 1 – 7
Battle Mountain: 0 – 7
- 1 North Tahoe High School
- W 3 Incline High School
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Incline Village, NV;