Indians top Demons at District tourney
It was the showdown everyone was waiting for – Glenwood Springs, ranked No. 5 in the state, and Cheyenne Mountain, No. 6, in a battle for the 4A District 5 Volleyball Tournament championship. Both teams dominated other teams in three previous matches to get to Saturday’s final game, but Cheyenne Mountain had something Glenwood Springs didn’t: home-court advantage. In the end, it was enough to beat the Demons 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-13). With three close games to start the match, the Demons were happy with their performance.”We played really well; we played as a team,” Demons senior Leah Hinkey said. “I think everybody had fun.”Anna Nyhoff carried Cheyenne Mountain with 20 kills, 12 digs and five blocks, while Andrea Brode put up 11 kills and five blocks. As a team, the Indians served up seven aces in the match. When Glenwood Springs beat Cheyenne Mountain in game 3, it was the only loss the Indians suffered in the entire tournament, but Hinkey believes that if the Demons face the Indians again, they can change the outcome.”We definitely kept up with them, and if we played them again, I think we could take them,” Hinkey said. Glenwood Springs found itself in the championship game after beating Berthoud 3-0 and Sand Creek 3-0 on Friday and then defeating Pueblo County 3-1 earlier Saturday morning. Cheyenne Mountain made it to the finals after sweeping Delta (3-0) and Pueblo County (3-0) on Friday and shutting out Berthoud 3-0 on Saturday before facing the Demons.By making it into the championship game, both Glenwood Springs and Cheyenne Mountain qualify for the Regional tournament which will start on Saturday. The Colorado High School Activities Association will determine the Class 4A state brackets and release the matchups on Sunday. “We are real confident going into Regionals,” Hinkey said.
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