Another sweep for Glenwood
Post Independent Staff
After rolling to their eighth straight 3-0 win on Saturday, the biggest obstacle facing the Glenwood Springs volleyball team, coach Denise Greene said, is not a future opponent.
“I told the girls they can talk about homecoming, dates and dresses all they want except for 3:45-6 p.m. next week,” the coach said.
“That’s when we practice, and I don’t want to hear anything discussed except volleyball.”
Considering the amount of time it took unbeaten Glenwood (12-0 overall, 5-0 Western Slope League) to put away league foe Delta, maybe the two hours of concentration Greene requires of the team at practice might be a stretch.
The Demons needed only 75 minutes to beat the Panthers.
Except for a few points in the 25-16, 25-8, 25-19 rout, Glenwood, seemingly, could do anything it wanted on the floor.
The front line of Amber Sutherland, Leanna Lawson and Leah Hinkey combined for 21 kills. Bridget Roseman had five service aces and setter Celeste Cashel has 18 assists in two games.
However, it did take a few plays for Glenwood to get going on Saturday.
“It took a while in the first game because Thursday’s game against Steamboat was such an emotional win,” Greene said.
The lack of opening focus by the Demons caused a few shudders in the stands, but no problem on the floor.
Glenwood won game one by nine points. Game two was easier.
Delta scored the game’s first point. It was the only time the Panthers held a lead.
The Demons scored the next seven straight points before surrendering a score, then rebounded to go up by as many as 14 points.
Sutherland pounded home two massive kills for the win and a 2-0 Demon lead.
The play allowed Greene to sit down the starters for the rest of the match.
With the younger players in, game three was interesting.
At the midway point, Delta, courtesy of Demon errors, was up 15-13.
Leah Hinkey’s spike and the serves of Tessie Tracy quickly erased the Panthers’ lead and their momentum.
Glenwood scored seven of the next eight points to go up 20-15 before suffering a slight dip. Delta rallied back to a 21-19 before the Demons finished the match with a four-point scoring run.
Prior to Friday’s homecoming festivities the Demons have a road match at Palisade Thursday, then host Moffat County on Saturday.
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