Craig With just two games left on the season and the playoffs beckoning, Moffat volleyball coach Brianna Montgomery wasn't going to let the Bulldogs slip.
Moffat kept its strong foothold on the second-place spot in the Western Slope League with a 25-13, 25-16, 24-26, 21-25, 15-12 victory against host Delta on Friday.
The Bulldogs (15-3 overall, 11-2 WSL) were led by Kari Griffin, who tallied 13 kills and 14 digs.
"We are pumped to finish the season strong," Griffin said. "I'm relieved we won."
The Panthers (4-12, 3-10 WSL) captured the third and fourth games, but Montgomery hinted it might not have been so close.
"I rotated the younger girls in to give them the feel of playing at a higher level," she said. "It was fun."
Montgomery said the girls played a complete game.
Passing, digging and swinging all led to offensive hits.
"When we are focused, we are hard to beat," she said.
Amy Dilldine led the defense with 17 blocks. Meghan Innes tallied 35 assists and four aces.
"We had a ton of confidence heading into this match," Dilldine said. "We came in here and went to work."
One game remains on the schedule for the Bulldogs.
Moffat visits Palisade today at 1 p.m.
"We are just going to keep on winning," Dilldine said. "We will worry about what comes next, after that."
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