Glenwood girls bounce back after a tough loss |

Glenwood girls bounce back after a tough loss

Post Independent/Kara K. PearsonGlenwood's Leah Hinkey (11) spikes the ball past Eagle Valley's Summer Forsyth (21) and Ryanne Wilson during Saturday's game. The Demons won, 3-0. "It's always nice to get a win after a tough loss," Glenwood head coach Scott Nykerk said.

After a tough conference loss to Battle Mountain on Thursday, the Glenwood Springs High School girls volleyball team bounced back with a strong performance against Eagle Valley.

After a tight game one, the Demons turned up the heat to cruise to a 25-23, 25-11, 25-9 victory Saturday.

The Demons traded points with the Devils for the first few serves keeping the score close at 4-4. Glenwood took a 15-9 lead behind the strong play of Leah Hinkey and the serving of Tobie Rippy.

After a timeout, the Devils responded to pull ahead of the Demons, 21-19.

Strong defense from Glenwood’s Cheree Carver and Leanna Lawson evened the score at 23-23, then Rippy finished things off serving the game’s final two points for a 25-23 win.

Eagle Valley served to start the second game and the Demons’ defense helped push the lead to 2-0, then 6-0 on good serving from Avery Denney.

With the Demons leading 10-5, Kristy Collins rattled off three straight points moving Glenwood ahead 13-5. With strong play at the net from Heather Smyth and Angie Barber plus backcourt help from Collins and Summer Sherman the Demons scored four straight points for a 21-7 lead, and the Demons coasted in for the 15-11 win.

Glenwood’s Courtney Sutherland took over the serving duties in the third game and helped push the lead to 5-3. The Demons scored seven straight points pulling out to a 12-3 lead and never looked back.

Glenwood head coach Scott Nykerk was pleased yet reserved.

“It’s always nice to get a win after a tough loss,” he said. ” We progressively got better … were an offensive team and we needed to bring it hard.”

Smyth and Denney took it a step further.

“We needed to bring our attitude back up and pound that ball,” Smyth said.

“I just think this game goes to show we can bounce back from anything,” Denney said.

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