Craig The Moffat County High School volleyball team is on a roll.
Two games after falling in three straight to Battle Mountain, the Bulldogs have cruised past the opposition, winning two consecutive games by shutout.
Rifle High School was the latest victim Thursday night, as the host Bulldogs claimed a 25-18, 25-15, 25-11 victory.
"Moffat County is a very consistent and powerful team," Bears coach Geneva Farr said. "I'm happy with the way my team played. We have a lot of young girls that will improve by next year."
Moffat County (5-3 overall, 3-3 Western Slope) has pulled even in conference play and head coach Brianna Montgomery is looking to ride the momentum.
"We had an excellent vibe going on out there tonight," she said. "We are going to keep feeding off of it as long as we can."
The Bulldogs have won six consecutive games, outscoring the opposition by a combined 150-100.
"Oh yeah, we are totally going to feed off of this," senior Angie Charchalis said. "We are breaking it down more now, and having a really good time."
The good time was evident, as the Bulldogs were singing and laughing on the court the entire match.
It helped they never trailed during the three games.
Kari Griffin led the Bulldog charge with 11 kills. Moffat County's front row of Griffin, Amy Dilldine and Markie Workman was too much for Rifle (0-5, 0-5 WSL) to handle. Workman pitched in with eight kills and four blocks, Dilldine had eight kills and six blocks and Charchalis totaled another eight blocks to go along with her six digs. Meghan Innes set up her front line admirably, tallying 32 assists.
"Meghan makes it all click up front," Montgomery said. "All the seniors really put on a show tonight."
With homecoming weekend upon Moffat County, this week is all about Bulldog senior pride.
"Homecoming is the best time of the season for us," Dilldine said. "We are having a good time and we are winning some games, too."
Moffat County hosts Glenwood Springs High School at 1p.m Saturday.
"We still have a game to play," Dilldine said. "We have a short turn around, but we'll have plenty of time to be prepared.
"First though, we are going to have fun."
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