Glenwood spikers earn sweep over Bears |

Glenwood spikers earn sweep over Bears

Post Independent Photo/Kelley Cox Glenwood Demons' Leanna Lawson (10) and Courtney Sutherland (22) go up for a block on their home court against the Rifle Bears Tuesday evening. The Demons won the first three games of the match.

Homecoming week is normally a distraction for teams.”The toughest thing about any homecoming match is making sure the girls are focused and ready to play,” said Glenwood Springs volleyball coach Denise Greene.

The Demons had no problems preparing for Rifle Tuesday night. Glenwood needed just under an hour to clinch a 3-0 (25-4, 25-15, 25-10) victory over the Bears, to boost its league record to 6-2 (11-2 overall).Rifle continues to search for its first match win under first-year coach Geneva Farr. Heading into Thursday’s home match with Steamboat Springs, the Bears are 0-8 in league and 0-11 on the season.

“We had to remember to stay fired up,” said junior Tobie Rippy. “Sometimes we have a tendency to slack off a bit. … We just had to keep ourselves pumped up.” Leah Hinkey and Leanna Lawson refused to let the Demons slip into malaise.The two hitters combined for 23 kills and 7 blocks against the Bears.

Glenwood was just as fiery from the service line.Hickey led the charge with four aces. Stacey Novak and Kelcey Gauthier had three each.”Tonight we came out and were focused,” Greene said. “We had very few unforced errors. That’s what we need to do to be consistent.”The Demons have another homecoming week match on tap Thursday against Moffat County at Chavez-Spencer Gym.The Demons have another homecoming week match on tap Thursday against Moffat County at Chavez-Spencer Gym.

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