Glenwood volleyball team remains unbeaten |

Glenwood volleyball team remains unbeaten

Phil Sandoval

The scorebook said it all.

Instead of game scores, the word “won” was inscribed prominently inside each game box of the Glenwood Springs’ volleyball team stat sheets against Palisade Tuesday night.

And, bottom line, the Demons’ statistician was right.

Despite winning the match in three straight games, Glenwood, at times while raising their unbeaten record to 7-0, looked ragged against the Bulldogs.

“We didn’t play well and we weren’t as focused as we should have,” said Demon coach Denise Greene. “But we hung in there.”

When the Demons needed to, they simply turned the switch on and lifted themselves away from Palisade.

The first game was the closest. The Demons bested their Class 4A Western Slope League rivals 25-21. An eight-point win followed, and Glenwood went up 2-0.

Game Three was tougher than expected.

Glenwood finished the 3-0 sweep with a 25-18 victory. But, it took longer for the Demons to wrap up matters than most expected.

Greene started a slightly different lineup to get some of the younger players in, and the Demon subs gained an early 7-5 lead before their inexperience got the better of them.

Palisade, taking advantage of unforced errors, scored the next seven straight points to take a 12-7 lead.

Angered by the turn of events, the Demon veterans took control.

Leanna Lawson’s service ace, combined with kills by Leah Hinkey and Amber Sutherland spurred a 7-2 Glenwood rally. The Demons’ regained the lead at 16-14 and never looked back.

Kills by Sutherland allowed the Demons to take the lead for good.

A third kill put Glenwood ahead by three.

Then the Demons closed the match out by outscoring Palisade 6-2 for the win.

The Demons are off until Saturday when they travel to Moffat County for a league match.

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