Titan spikers split 4 matches at Lewis Palmer tournament
Competing in the Lewis Palmer tournament in Colorado Springs over the weekend, the Coal Ridge girls volleyball team came away with a four-game split while taking on a mixture of 4A and 3A schools.
Making their second straight appearance at the tournament, the Titans came away with two wins a year after going 0-4 in their first appearance in Colorado Springs.
Taking on 4A Windsor on Sunday, the Titans struggled to get going on their way to losing 25-10, 25-20. Following the loss to Windsor, Coal Ridge got back on the winning track by beating 4A Berthoud, 25-23 and 25-20 to pick up their first-ever win at the Lewis Palmer tournament.
Looking to pick up their second straight win, the Titans squared off with 3A Montrose but dropped their second match of the tournament, 25-10 and 25-14.
Wrapping up the weekend with a match against 4A Roosevelt, the Titans went out on a high note with a win in three sets, 23-25, 25-23 and 15-10.
“Last year we came away 0-4,” Coal Ridge head coach Aimee Gerber said. “This year we came away 2-2. This is very encouraging for our young, inexperienced team.”
During the four game tournament, Kaitlyn Detlefsen finished with 21 kills and 16 blocks. Dana Kotz chipped in with 56 assists, seven kills, six blocks and five aces, while Nicole Mooney turned in 22 kills, four blocks and three aces. Emily Wright led all Titans with 63 digs in four games.
The Titans will look to build off of the gained experience when they return to court at Glenwood Springs, Tuesday, starting at 6:30 p.m.
“We still have a lot of growing room,” Gerber said. “But overall, the tournament was a success in getting us ready for our league play.”
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