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Victory and defeat

Mike Sciandra
msciandra@lahontanvalleynews.com

The Greenwave varsity volleyball season ended in the regionals, but not without a fight.

The Lady Wave won their first regional match against the South Tahoe Vikings 3-1. Fallon won in three straight sets, 25-22, 25-19, and 25-18, at which point they would move on to their match against the Truckee Wolverines where they lost 3-0. The Wave finished with a record of 9-7 in D1-A and 17-14 overall, while the Vikings capped their season tied with the Wave at 9-7 D1-A and 10-9 overall. The Wolverines continued to the playoffs 16-0 D1-A and 25-8 overall.

Fallon coach Patty Daum had high hopes for her team after the match against the Vikings.

"I thought the girls played well," Daum said of their match against the Vikings. "You expect every team to play well when they get to regionals. We had a couple of lapses but were always able to regroup, so it was good."

Fallon received a taste of their own medicine from the Wolverines, losing the first set, 25-15, the second set, 25-20, and the third set, 25-18.

At the end of their season, the Wave's Whitney Skabelund had the most kills for Fallon at 119 total with a final kill percentage of 37.3 percent.

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Skabelund was followed by Haylee Paladini and LeAnn Stands at 89 and 76 kills respectively, with kill percentages of 36.2 and 36.5 percent respectively as well.

While Paladini led her team in aces for the season at 39 and the most solo blocks at 46, Stands followed close behind at 31 solo blocks.

Paladini, Skabelund, and Stands will all be returning as seniors next year while McCormick is among the seniors graduating next spring.

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