MCHS volleyball drops pair

Melissa Camilletti wants a rematch.

She’ll get one, but first comes prep time.

As a setter and hitter for the Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team, Camilletti has seen some ups and downs with her team, but play over the weekend included more of the latter.

The varsity volleyball team lost, 3-0, to Palisade on Friday, then experienced a 3-1 loss in a Saturday tilt against Delta.

Both matches were within the Western Slope League, leaving the team with a 3-6 overall record and an 0-2 mark in the league.

Head coach Sandy Camilletti said the losses could be traced to “little things” that the team needed to correct.

“I think both teams were beatable,” she said. “I thought we passed really well this weekend, but we’ve really got to improve on our defense, on our anticipation. We’ve got to get better on offense, too.”

Sandy said the losses have led her to evaluate which parts of the game need to be tightened, one of which is her players’ spiking.

“We just need to work on putting the ball down harder, because we’re not doing that very well,” she said.

The varsity team’s next match is a Saturday game in Glenwood Springs.

“Historically, they (Glenwood) hit the ball hard and we’ve got to be ready for that,” the coach said.

Melissa said she intends to step up her game during practice this week.

“We’ll be ready for them,” she said.

However, Melissa also has her sights set on future games, specifically the team’s home games against Delta on Oct. 9 and Palisade on Oct. 12.

“I really want to play them again,” she said. “We’ll be able to show them that we’re better than we were, and that we’ve learned from our mistakes.”

While the junior varsity team fared no better against Palisade and Delta, losing both matches 0-2, the C-team won against Delta, 2-0, while falling to Palisade, 1-2.

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