PARACHUTE - Grand Valley High School's volleyball team suffered its fourth consecutive loss, falling in four games to Coal Ridge on Tuesday night at The Nest in a Class 3A Western Slope League match.
The Titans improved to 5-1 in league play and 12-2 overall with their 25-14, 22-25, 25-21, 25-16 victory over the Cardinals, leapfrogging Roaring Fork for second place in the league standings. Grand Valley, which fell victim to a huge rally from Coal Ridge in the fourth and deciding game, fell to 3-4 and 6-10.
Despite the loss, the Cardinals remained in fourth place in the league standings, ahead of Moffat County, which played at Cedaredge on Tuesday. Grand Valley plays again at 3 p.m. Saturday at Roaring Fork.
Sophomore outside hitter Kyra Chenoweth paced Grand Valley with 13 kills and six service aces, and teammate Tarianna Lawrence added 17 assists and a pair of aces. Coal Ridge was paced by an eight-kill performance from sophomore Bailey Davis and a 10-kill, four-ace outing from senior Rebecca Mitchell.
The Cardinals looked on pace to force a fifth game, jumping to a 10-6 lead in the fourth game. But a kill from Mitchell followed and sparked a 10-0 Coal Ridge run.
The Grand Valley boys soccer team fell into a three-goal deficit in the first half and couldn't recover, dropping an 8-2 decision to Moffat County at home on Tuesday.
The Cardinals (2-10 overall, 0-4 league play) faced a 4-1 half-time deficit against the Bulldogs (4-6-0 overall). Luis Pena and Luis Vicencio each scored goals for Grand Valley, which got 10 saves in goal from Tucker Schultz.
Grand Valley plays again at 4 p.m. today when it hosts Roaring Fork.