Box score from the MCHS volleyball’s match Saturday vs. Glenwood Springs:
• Moffat County — 24
• Glenwood — 26
• Moffat County — 25
• Glenwood — 21
• Moffat County — 8
• Glenwood — 25
• Moffat County — 25
• Glenwood — 17
• Moffat County — 10
• Glenwood — 15
The Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team had moments of brilliance Saturday against Glenwood Springs High School at MCHS.
However, the Bulldogs also showed they have areas to improve on in a 3-2 loss to the Demons.
After dropping the first set, 26-24, the Bulldogs bounced back to take the second set, 25-21.
Then, the mistakes caught up to Moffat County in the third set.
A couple of spikes into the net, a few balls hit out of bounds and the Bulldogs found themselves in an early 9-0 hole.
MCHS couldn’t bounce back, falling 25-8.
“Teams get a couple points and are able to score a few in a row and we panic and lose our confidence,” head coach Sandy Camilletti said. “Our passing was not very good in the third game and we just couldn’t get anything going.”
The Bulldogs are now 3-6 overall and 0-3 in the Western Slope League.
The first game went back and forth and was tied at 24-24 before Glenwood took two straight points and the win.
In the second set, Moffat County used an 8-0 run to take a 19-13 lead, and eventually the set, 25-21.
Even in the fourth set, the Bulldogs opened with an 11-3 run to tie it up 2-2 with a 25-17 victory.
“Volleyball is a game of momentum,” Camilletti said. “When you have it, you can do a lot with it. But, when we lose the momentum, we lose our confidence as well.”
Camilletti said her team had the momentum heading into the fifth and final set.
While the first four sets are played to 25, the fifth set is played to 15.
But, the Bulldogs couldn’t hold an early 4-3 lead, allowing Glenwood to go off on an 11-1 run.
The Demons (5-5 overall, 1-3 WSL) won the final set, 15-10.
“We played OK (on Saturday), we just have too many lapses,” Camilletti said. “I feel we played good volleyball at times, but we need to do that all the time.”
Despite the loss, Camilletti said the team’s blocking got better as the match went on and senior Heather Jenkins kept up her strong serving with six aces.
Still, she said they have to play better to compete.
“The girls need to get confidence in themselves and each other,” she said. “I’m not sure, as coaches, what we can do. I think this is something they have to work out.”
The Bulldogs travel Thursday to Steamboat Springs High School.
Camilletti said the MCSH-Steamboat rivalry is always fun to be part of.
“The girls are always ready for Steamboat and they get really fired up,” she said. “We will work on the fundamentals this week and be ready to go come Thursday.”
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