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Titans close out league volleyball season with sweep over Aspen

Coach Gerber marks 100th Coal Ridge varsity win

The Coal Ridge High School volleyball team closed out the 3A Western Slope League season at home Thursday night with a three-game win over Aspen (25-20, 25-11, 25-14).

The win could prove crucial in the Lady Titans’ push to make it back into the mix for a bid to the regional round of the 24-team state tournament after this weekend.

Coming into the game, Coal Ridge sat in the No. 28 spot in the state RPI power rankings. The Titans have one more match to make a case, against 5A Fruita Monument on Saturday.

“We got off to a slow start, but the girls picked up the pace and started playing much better,“ said sixth-year Coal Ridge coach Aimee Gerber, who notched her 100th win as the Titans varsity coach. ”It was the last night for our seniors at home and we were thankful for the win.“

Senior Phoebe Young had 17 kills, eight digs and two aces on the night, and senior Taylor Wiescamp had 10 kills, six blocks and three aces.

Other notable stats: junior Peyton Garrison, six kills and two blocks; senior Brecken Guccini, five kills, three aces, eight digs; senior Ari Cornejo, 12 digs; sophomore Emma Morgan, 16 assists, three aces and two kills; senior Kallie Bumgardner, 17 assists, one ace; and senior Shaye Snyder, two kills.

The Titans, 9-4 overall and 7-2 league, moved up a spot in the 3A WSL standings to third with the win.

In other Thursday volleyball action, it was Basalt over Rifle, 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-15). Scores were not immediately available for Delta at Roaring Fork or Moffat County at Grand Valley.

Senior Reporter/Managing Editor John Stroud can be reached at 970-384-9160 or jstroud@postindependent.com.

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