Coal Ridge holds off Roaring Fork |

Coal Ridge holds off Roaring Fork

Jeff CaspersenGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado – The last time Roaring Fork and Coal Ridge met in volleyball, it took the 3A Western Slope League-leading Titans five games to knock off the scrappy Rams.That, coupled with the fact Roaring Fork was coming off a three-game win over Basalt on Friday, had coach Denise Greene and her team on guard entering Tuesday’s match between the teams.Turns out Greene’s Titans were up to the task, as they knocked off the visiting Rams 25-17, 25-17, 22-25, 25-16.Chloe Nelson led Coal Ridge, now 13-0 in the 3A WSL and 14-2 overall, with 24 kills and three aces. Kelly Romero finished with 37 digs and Sierra Grove had 40 assists and five kills.”(Roaring Fork) just had a good win over Basalt in three, so we knew they were probably playing pretty well,” Greene said. “And we were still recovering from the weekend.”Coal Ridge’s busy weekend included a trip to Gunnison on Friday and matches in Hotchkiss and Cedaredge on Saturday.Roaring Fork dropped to 6-7 in league and to 7-8 overall.Next up for the Titans is a Friday match at Basalt. The Rams host Grand Valley the same night.

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Fighting back twice from one-game deficits, Olathe clawed its way to a 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-16, 15-12 volleyball win at Grand Valley on Tuesday.Sam James paced the Cardinals, now 3-10 in the 3A WSL and 5-10 overall, with 12 kills. Karmen Steimel smashed nine and Erin Vanderpool had eight.Brittney Garcia finished with 20 assists for Grand Valley, while Brandi Krieg added 15.Vanderpool finished with a team-high 13 digs, one ahead of Sami Jo Krieg.Grand Valley returns to the court Friday match at Roaring Fork, while Olathe (5-7 in league, 5-10 overall) hosts Aspen.

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