Demons have some fun against Delta
The Demons are not completely healthy physically, but Saturday’s volleyball match certainly improved their mental state.After suffering back-to-back three-game 4A Western Slope League losses, Glenwood Springs posted a sweep of its own, downing Delta 25-17, 25-12, 25-18 at Chavez-Spencer Gym.
“I think it kind of helped our confidence,” middle blocker Leah Hinkey said. “We had a couple of down games. (Saturday’s) game it felt like we really played as a team and it wasn’t really about winning and losing.”The main part is just having fun,” Hinkey added. “The last couple of games I don’t feel like we all had a lot of fun.”The Demons did come out playing loose and smiling even after losing points, not that they dropped many points. In the first game Glenwood used a 6-1 spurt to go up 11-4. The Panthers never got closer than five points after the run. In the second game the Demons scored the first five points and never looked back.
“We just decided, it’s not like we’re going to have a perfect season, so we’re going to go out and have fun,” Glenwood coach Denise Greene said. “We were playing to have fun instead of playing with so much pressure.”It helped having some cohesion between the setter and Glenwood’s big hitters.Prior to Thursday’s loss to Palisade, sophomore setter Angie Barber had played and practiced with the junior varsity squad. Barber, subbing for a sidelined starter Cheree Carver, got 15 minutes of team work in Friday’s practice and it showed Saturday as Leanna Lawson and Hinkey picked up 13 and nine kills, respectively.
“I felt she did a really great job stepping up from the junior varsity,” Hinkey said. Carver is expected to be out until at least the district tournament, which starts in two weeks.The Panthers hung with Glenwood in the third game until the Demons broke open a 16-15 game with eight consecutive points.Glenwood improves to 8-4 in league (13-4 overall). Delta drops to 2-9 (3-12).Glenwood improves to 8-4 in league (13-4 overall). Delta drops to 2-9 (3-12).
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