Prep Roundup: Tough weekend makes Titans a tough opponent
PARACHUTE — A trip to Colorado’s Front Range this past weekend made a big difference to the Coal Ridge High volleyball team on Tuesday night.
Britini Allen finished with a match-high eight kills with five Blocks for the Titans, who rebounded from four losses at the Lewis Palmer Invitational this past Saturday for a 25-10, 25-11, 25-14 victory over Grand Valley.
“It took us a little while to realize it, but we realized the teams we lost to [Saturday] were really good,” Titans coach Scott Black said. “That made a big difference in the way we played tonight.”
Senior setter Maggie Bell added 12 assists and four service aces to go with a six-kill performance from Bailey Davis and Kaitlyn Detlefsen for the Titans (4-5 overall), who won the first of their two scheduled matches with their Class 3A Western Slope League opponent. The next, which will be played Oct. 16 in Peach Valley, will count in the league standings.
Coal Ridge, a Class 3A school, played against 4A opponents Montrose, Pueblo West, Berthoud and Windsor. The Titans lost each match, but lost the second and deciding set to Pueblo West 34-32 before suffering third-set, 15-13 losses to Berthoud and Windsor.
The Titans will continue nonleague play on Sept. 16 when they play at Class 4A Eagle Valley.
Rain postpones three local prep events
Two boys soccer games and a softball game were postponed on Tuesday due to inclement weather conditions in Garfield County.
Grand Valley’s scheduled boys soccer match against Roaring Fork in Parachute was postponed by early Tuesday afternoon, as was the scheduled soccer match between Moffat County and Rifle. Also postponed in Rifle was the Bears’ softball game at Deerfield Park against Palisade.
No reschedule dates have been announced for any of Tuesday’s postponements.
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