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Panthers rally past Demons

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – It didn’t take Glenwood Springs volleyball coach Sarah Ryan long to pinpoint where Saturday’s match against visiting Delta slipped away.

“We have no aggression,” she said. “When we’re confident in ourselves and aggressive, we do really well.”

The Demons started out confident and aggressive, winning the opening game, 26-24. It unraveled from there, as the Panthers went on to win the next three, 25-10, 25-19, 25-14.



“We were on kind of a roller coaster at first,” said Delta senior Katie Kahrs, whose 13 kills fronted her team’s attack. “Then we all came together and started playing our game. We were getting really smooth in our rhythm.”

In finding their rhythm, the Panthers played spoiler, knocking off Glenwood in its homecoming volleyball match.



Delta, too, was in the midst of its homecoming festivities.

“It’s homecoming week for us as well as them,” Panthers coach Renee St. Jean said. “We’re just playing on the road, so we’re exhausted.”

Sarah Davis’ seven kills paced the Demons, who dropped to 5-7 overall and to 1-5 in the 4A Western Slope League. Lexie Warkentin had four blocks and Abby Russell finished with 16 assists.

Next up for Glenwood is a Tuesday trip to Battle Mountain.

Delta, which got eight kills from Erin Zunich, improved to 6-3 overall and is now 4-2 in 4A WSL play.

Taylor Zunich finished with 15 assists and Sadie Carrillo had 13 for the Panthers, who next play at Montrose on Wednesday.

jcaspersen@postindependent.com


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