TRUCKEE - Competing without injured starter Madison Foley, Dayton fell in straight sets in a Division I-A volleyball match at Truckee on Wednesday, 25-16, 25-13 and 25-17.
Dayton head coach Monica Halverson said she was pleased with the way her team played in the absence of Foley, who is nursing a sprained ankle suffered last Wednesday against South Tahoe. Halverson expects the junior to return sometime next week.
"I thought the girls played really well," Halverson said. "I think everybody did a good job stepping up blocking. But we need to be more of a finishing team. We set it up, and then something happens and we don't finish it. The back row (Ashley Vickers, Taryn Schriner, and Lettie Lynch) struggled in getting good defensive position, which resulted in a lot of errors. "
The coach complemented the play of junior Taryn Schriner, who typically plays libero but was moved to left outside hitter, where she helped defend against Truckee's attack led by Mackenzie Redner.
Dayton fell to 14-4 while Truckee improved to 7-7 with its sixth straight win.
Virginia City wins twice
Virginia City improved to 9-3 overall with a 24-26, 25-16, 25-18 and 25-14 win over Silver Stage Wednesday night.
Jamie Poston had nine kills and nine digs, while Riley Strahan added four kills and 10 digs. Setter Nicole Huffman finished with six kills, four digs and 28 assists.
Virginia City knocked off Coleville 3-2 in a Division IV volleyball match on Tuesday. The Muckers lost the opener 23-25 and followed that up with wins of 25-9 and 25-21. Coleville evened the match with a 25-21 win, but VC took the fifth game 15-11.
The Muckers are 2-1 in league and 8-3 overall.
Poston had 12 kills, 15 digs and six aces, while Huffman added five kill, five aces, 25 assists and seven digs. Lea Laney contributed eight kills and nine digs.
Whittell sweeps Yerington
YERINGTON - Whittell swept host Yerington three straight - 25-23, 25-20 and 25-17. The Lions fell to 17-5 overall.
Angela Sciarani finished with 12 digs, while Kassidy Lommori added eight and Savena Rogers six to go along with nine assists. Bailee Banta contributed six kills, while Jazmin Bryan had five kills, two blocks and two digs. Chloe Dane had seven digs, one block, one kills and two aces.