Weekend preps roundup: Coal Ridge, Glenwood volleyball await state brackets
Hosting a season-finale tournament over the weekend, the Coal Ridge girls volleyball team earned two wins and dropped a pair, as the Titans await a trip to the 3A regionals.
Glenwood Springs, which went 1-3 in the weekend tournament at New Castle, sits right on the bubble ahead of Monday’s 4A regional announcement.
Coal Ridge (11-11, 7-4 3A WSL) scored wins over Battle Mountain and Cedaredge, 2-1 each, and lost to a pair of state-ranked teams, Valley 2-0 and Palisade 3-0.
Coming out of the weekend, the Titans appear to hold the 36th and final spot for the regional round of the state tournament, according to both MaxPreps and state RPI rankings.
Set scores for the Titans during the weekend included a 26-24, 26-28, 16-14 win over Battle Mountain and a 25-9, 25-27, 15-8 win over Cedaredge. The Titans fell 15-25, 14-25 to Valley, and 23-25, 13-25, 21-25 to Palisade.
Glenwood Springs scored a 2-1 win over Cedaredge on Saturday (25-13, 24-26, 15-9). The Demons dropped matches to Delta, 2-0 (16-25, 9-25); Palisade, 2-1 (17-25, 25-21, 9-15), and Pagosa Springs, 2-0 (20-25, 20-25).
The Demons (10-13, 5-5 4A WSL) hold a ranking among 4A teams of 31st, according to the latest MaxPreps poll, but sit at 38 in the Colorado High School Activities Association RPI rankings.
In other weekend volleyball action, Bennett beat Grand Valley, 2-0 (25-23, 25-23). Senior Katie Ray had six kills, sophomore Kaylae Medina had three serving aces, and junior Abbey Parker had 24 digs
Glenwood soccer knocked out of playoffs
In first-round Class 4A boys state soccer tournament action, No. 27 Glenwood Springs lost 2-0 to No. 6 Battle Mountain in Edwards on Thursday.
The Demons close out the season at 8-7-1 overall and finished 3-3-1 in the combined 3A/4A West League.
Glenwood graduating five soccer seniors, Dylan West, Kevin Popoca, Reid Swanson, Cooper Proctor and Juan Chacon.
On Friday, Colorado Rocky Mountain School also dropped its opening 2A state soccer playoff game 5-0 to Thomas MacLaren School.
The Oysters (2-10, 2-6 2A Intermountain) also graduate five seniors, Cameron Luther, Will Packard, Charles England, Wenxuan Zhu and Cole Kokish.
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