Devils down Roaring Fork 3-2 |

Devils down Roaring Fork 3-2

Staff Report

GYPSUM – The Roaring Fork volleyball team just needs to find that killer instinct.

After the Rams won the first game and took a five-point lead in the third game, 3A Western Slope League co-leader Eagle Valley came back to beat Roaring Fork 17-19, 15-8, 16-14.

“We just kind of let up in the second game and the third game was the same way in the first part,” Roaring Fork (4-3 WSL) coach Karen Crownhart said. “Then, all of the sudden we’re ahead 10-5, then they came back to 10-10. It was back and forth from there.”

Eagle Valley (6-1) dropped the first game 19-17 in a thrilling see-saw contest. The Devils faced game point four times before their rally fell short.

In the second game, a kill by senior Diane Mayne after a Chelsea Abbott serve finished off the Rams 15-8.

“We stayed with these guys and we played so good,” Crownhart said. “It was just a great game.

“It’s just a matter of pulling it off,” she added. “Every team we’ve played we’ve been equal to.”

Crownhart singled out hitter Brie Bath as having an outstanding game.

Districts are scheduled for next Saturday in Grand Junction. The winner of the league gets an automatic bid to regionals.

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