Bears win 4 of 6 at Alamosa
ALAMOSA – Rifle opened its volleyball season on a strong note, winning four out of six matches at the weekend Alamosa Tournament en route to a second-place finish.The Bears’ only losses of the Friday-Saturday tourney came at the hands of Bayfield.”It’s pretty exciting,” Rifle coach Geneva Farr said. “The best part about it is we went in with only an expectation of trying to improve because last year we played in this tournament and walked away at the bottom of the bracket. This year we walked away at the top.”Freshman Adrianne Schmidt made a big impact on defense after being called up to the varsity squad early in the tournament. “I truly believe if we didn’t pull her up we may not have gotten as far in the tournament because of her passing game,” Farr said.Schmidt’s sister, Abbey, and Kori Kosht, were also instrumental in guiding the Bears’ weekend fortunes. Both are seniors.Farr also liked what she saw out of Kallie Leigh, whose defense kept Rifle going, and setter Sandy Samson.”(Sandy) had a ton of assists for me,” Farr lauded. “She made every ball playable.”The Bears will have the week off before traveling to face Glenwood Springs in their 4A Western Slope League opener on Sept. 11.
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