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Coal Ridge spikers beat Gunnison, Olathe

Opening up league play with a double-header of sorts on Saturday, the Coal Ridge Titans girls volleyball teams picked up two early Western Slope League wins over Gunnison and Olathe.

In their first match of the day, the Titans beat the Gunnison Cowboys, 25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21.

Kaitlyn Detlefsen led the way for Coal Ridge with 15 kills, 10 blocks and an impressive eight aces.

Dana Kotz had another outstanding night on the floor, contributing with 32 assists, seven digs and four blocks.

Nicole Mooney added 13 kills and three aces, while Emily Wright had ten digs and three aces.

Kaitlyn Harlow chipped in with nine kills in the four-set win.

“We played pretty well against Gunnison for a long trip,” Titans head coach Aimee Gerber said. “I’ve been messing with my lineups, so it was a nice performance against the Cowboys.”

In the second match of the day, the Titans once again rolled to an impressive victory, this time against the Olathe Pirates, 25-19, 25-16, 25-27, 25-21.

Detlefsen once again led the way with 20 kills and nine blocks, while Kotz set a career-high with 42 assists in the win. She added 10 digs.

Mooney chipped in with another double-digit performance in kills, racking up 15 kills.

Karissa Feese added 14 digs in the win, while Kara Morgan added seven kills.

With the two wins, the Titans move to 7-5 overall (2-0 WSL).

The Titans will host Paonia on Tuesday, starting at 6:30 p.m. during Homecoming Week.


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