Prep Roundup: Demons fall to Sailors on Senior Night
Hosting the Steamboat Sailors Friday inside Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium at Glenwood Springs High School, the Glenwood Springs volleyball team came up short on Senior Night, falling in four sets by scores of 21-25, 13-25, 25-22 and 18-25.
Celebrating the final home game of the regular season for senior Maritza Nevarez, the Demons looked to send her out on top, but that proved to be a tough task against the Sailors despite great individual performances from Kassidi Johnson, Saylor Warren and Baylee Johnson.
Each player provided the offense for the Demons with five kills each during the four-set match. Defensively, Maddie Bolitho led the way for the Demons with a game-high 22 digs.
With the loss, Glenwood falls to 9-10 (4-8 4A Western Slope League) on the season. The Demons will have a week off before traveling to New Castle to compete in Coal Ridge’s season-ending tournament Friday and Saturday.
TITANS SWEEP COWBOYS ON SENIOR NIGHT
Celebrating the terrific high school volleyball careers of seniors Dana Kotz, Kaitlyn Harlow and Nicole Mooney, the Coal Ridge Titans quickly took care of business at home on Senior Night against the Gunnison Cowboys, winning in straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-13 and 25-9.
On Senior Night, Kotz and Harlow came up big as Kotz led the way with 24 assists, 11 digs, seven kills and three aces, while Harlow chipped in with seven kills, three blocks and two aces on the night. Mooney made her return from injury to chip in on defense with four digs for the Titans.
Outside of the seniors, sophomore Kara Morgan had a solid performance with eight kills, while junior Paige Harlow added five kills and two aces. Juniors Emily Wright and Cheyanne Williams added six digs apiece, while junior Santana Martinez added three aces on 13-for-13 serving.
With the win, Coal Ridge improves to 14-5 (8-1 3A WSL) on the season. The Titans will have a week off before hosting their home tournament Friday and Saturday.
RAMS FALL TO PANTHERS IN FOUR
Hosting the Delta Panthers for Senior Night in Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams volleyball team came up just short against the best team in the 3A WSL this season, falling in four sets to the Panthers by scores of 21-25, 25-21, 13-25 and 11-25.
“Delta has some amazing athletes and they’re undefeated for a reason,” Roaring Fork Head Coach Donna Batcher said. “We played hard and were on our game, but we just couldn’t pull out the win. All the girls had great plays and worked so well together. We had solid hits, great digs and fantastic sets, but we were a little off in our serving game. But that’s okay, our season isn’t over and they really played hard in this one.”
With the loss, Roaring Fork falls to 12-8 (7-5 3A WSL) on the season. The Rams will be off until the league tournament Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction.
CARDINALS TOP COWBOYS
Taking on the Gunnison Cowboys Saturday in Parachute, the Grand Valley Cardinals volleyball team quickly won the match in four sets by scores of 25-16, 22-25, 26-24 and 25-20.
By defeating the Cowboys, Grand Valley improves to 12-7 (6-3 3A WSL) on the season. The Cardinals will take on Middle Park at the Buena Vista Tournament next Saturday.
BEARS SWEPT BY DEVILS
On the road for a matchup with the Eagle Valley Devils in Eagle, the Rifle Bears volleyball team fell in straight sets by scores of 7-25, 10-25 and 18-25.
With the loss to Eagle Valley, Rifle falls to 5-17 (0-11 3A WSL) on the season. The Bears will travel to Basalt on Tuesday for a league matchup with the Longhorns.