MCHS Spikers look to continue winning streak

The Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team wants to pick up its second league victory in a row Thursday against the Rifle Bears in Craig.

The Bulldogs, 5-7 overall and 2-2 in league play, are scheduled to start the match at 6:30 p.m.

Freshmen will begin the day at 4:30 p.m. and the junior varsity will follow at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday night, the varsity team downed the Delta Panthers, 15-7 and 15-12, and coach Vicki Haddan believes her team is starting to come together.

"I do feel like the team is playing well," said Haddan. "Hopefully, we will just keep getting better each time we play and by tournament time we will really be playing well."

Senior outside hitter Liz Knights wants the team to keep doing well.

"I think that we are doing all right and we have been working hard," said Knights. "We played pretty good last weekend.

"We would have liked to beat Delta a little bit better, but we still got the win. I hope that we get a win this week and it would really help us out."

According to Haddan, the Bulldogs are hustling on defense and that's been the difference the last few matches.

"The thing that we improved the most on is our defense," said Haddan. "We are really starting to pick up balls that we weren't picking up at the start of the year."

MCHS hasn't been at home since Sept. 24 and Haddan wants the Bulldogs to use that advantage.

"It will be really nice to have a home game again," said Haddan. "Hopefully we will have a big crowd for the homecoming game.

"It's a big game for us, because this is our first time to play Rifle. We need to go out and beat Rifle the first time since we have to go there later on in the season."

Haddan knows the Bears are tough up front.

"The main thing we will have to do against Rifle is block," said Haddan. "They have two main hitters and the game will depend on how well we block.

A week ago, the Bulldogs passed the ball around and Haddan believes that will be the key to the game.

"Last weekend we had a balance offensive attack," said Haddan. "I hope that continues, because then people don't know where the ball is going to go."

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