Roaring Fork sweeps weekend set | PostIndependent.com

Roaring Fork sweeps weekend set

Phil Sandoval
Post Independent Photo/Kara K. Pearson Roaring Fork's Sarah Armstrong kills the ball past unidentified Hotchkiss blockers, right, while teammate Erica Pelland (14) stands at the ready during Friday night's game.
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CARBONDALE – When Carly Velasquez is having fun on the volleyball court, opposing teams, normally, are not.”That’s the difference for our team. We’re really working harder and that makes it fun,” said Roaring Fork’s setter after defeating league foe Cedaredge, 3-1 (25-19, 25-14, 23-25, 25-10) Saturday.

The Rams had to work harder than expected to pick up their fifth straight league match.After Roaring Fork knocked off two game wins rapidly, the visiting Bruins rallied and won game three.”It made us come together as a team,” Velasquez said of the sudden turnaround.

Roaring Fork took care of business quickly after the game three defeat.”Cedaredge is a good team. We let down and they beat us,” said coach Karen Crownhart of the Rams’ failure to finish off the Bruins in three. The Bruins helped Roaring Fork open a 7-0 lead by opening game four with four unforced errors. The run continued to grow when Sarah Armstrong smashed home two spikes, followed by a Velasquez stuff at the net.

A 6-0 run later in the game opened a 17-3 Ram bulge. Roaring Fork expanded the lead to a 15 points winning four of the six last points for the final score.In their homecoming game on Friday, Roaring Fork downed Hotchkiss 3-2 (20-25, 25-15, 25-18, 17-25, 15-11).”The girls are playing with confidence and they are starting to believe in themselves. It’s all up here,” Crownhart said while pointing to her head. “That’s our biggest problem and I didn’t see that today.” Roaring Fork sits first in the Class 3A Western Slope League with a 5-0 record (7-3 overall). Friday’s opponent, Aspen, is the only league team the Rams have yet to face this season. Roaring Fork sits first in the Class 3A Western Slope League with a 5-0 record (7-3 overall). Friday’s opponent, Aspen, is the only league team the Rams have yet to face this season.


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