Prep Roundup: Coal Ridge volleyball team stays in first with sweep of Skiers
ASPEN — Kellie Larson finished with a match-high seven service aces and three digs for the Coal Ridge High School volleyball team, which remained atop the standings in the Class 3A Western Slope League with a 25-8, 25-8, 25-16 victory over the Aspen Skiers on Tuesday night at the Skier Dome.
Kaitlyn Detlefsen finished with a match-high 12 kills and Nicole Mooney chipped in 10 for the Titans (11-6 overall, 5-0 3A WSL), who have won seven of their past eight matches. They are also one of two teams in the league who are still unbeaten in league play — Grand Valley (7-7, 3-0) is the other.
Aspen fell to 0-13 overall and 0-5 in league play with the loss.
Coal Ridge will continue league play Thursday at Moffat County. The Titans will then host a potentially huge match on Oct. 16 when they host Grand Valley.
Gunnison def. Roaring Fork 25-22, 25-12, 25-18
GUNNISON — Lyndsay Hansen finished with seven kills, four solo blocks and an ace and Madilyn Kuhl chipped in 12 digs for Roaring Fork (5-8, 1-2 league) in the Rams’ three-set loss to the Cowboys.
Katie Weimer and Leelah Ahumada each chipped in 10 digs, and Weimer also had a pair of block assists for the Rams.
“Their mojo is off,” said Roaring Fork coach Jenn Dority, whose team has lost three straight. “They know we need to get it back, and they know how to play as a team. They’ve just gotta do it.”
The Rams continue league play when they host Basalt on Thursday.
Steamboat Springs def. Glenwood Springs 25-13, 25-12, 25-11
STEAMBOAT SPRING — Riley Wilkinson racked up 11 kills and Jenna Miller six while Taylor Harrington had five kills and three blocks for the Sailors (13-2 overall, 7-1 4A WSL), who snapped a two-match losing streak.
Steamboat had just one miss on 74 serving attempts. It had only one error on 34 passes and nine hitting errors for 29 kills.
Steamboat plays next at home on Thursday against Summit, then Saturday against Eagle Valley. The Demons (5-10, 3-7 4A WSL) will try to rebound Thursday at home against Palisade.
Palisade def. Rifle 25-13, 25-12, 25-12
RIFLE — The Bears (2-15, 1-8 4A WSL) on Tuesday weren’t able to build on their victory Saturday against Glenwood, falling in three sets to the Bulldogs (7-10, 3-5). Rifle will continue league play at home Thursday against first-place Battle Mountain.
Summit 1, Glenwood Springs 0
FRISCO — Greg Spaulding’s first-half goal off an assist from Thomas DeBonville held up for the Tigers (10-1-1, 8-0-1 4A WSL), who won their eight consecutive match.
The Tigers can clinch the league championship with a win over Eagle Valley at home Thursday.
The Demons (5-8-0, 3-7-0) lost for the fourth time in the past five games.
Glenwood will try to rebound Thursday when it plays at Palisade.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.