Moffat County High School sophomore Lauren Samuelson goes up to hit the ball over the net against defenders at a practice this summer. The volleyball team begins its season today at Glenwood Springs High School.

Photo by Nate Waggenspack

Moffat County High School sophomore Lauren Samuelson goes up to hit the ball over the net against defenders at a practice this summer. The volleyball team begins its season today at Glenwood Springs High School.

Moffat County volleyball kicking off season in Glenwood Springs

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The Moffat County High School volleyball team will encounter both old and new opponents at its season opening tournament.

The Bulldogs are heading to Glenwood Springs High School today to play in a tournament of 16 teams. MCHS will play two games each today and tomorrow.

Due to the unexpected number of entrees into the draw, Glenwood Springs has broken the tournament into two sets of eight. For the first three games, each team will play in a round-robin pool and then advance to play their fourth against a team from another pool.

Head coach Sandy Camilletti will be looking for players to step up and fill needed positions on the team.

“I still don’t have six solid positions yet,” Camilletti said. “So I’m going to be moving people around and trying different things out. I’ll try and determine my top six. I’m just looking for who wants that spot.”

MCHS will play Meeker High School first today, followed by Glenwood Springs tonight. The Bulldogs have familiarity with both those schools.

“We scrimmaged Meeker last week and they looked pretty tough honestly,” Camilletti said. “We were in the same league as Glenwood last year. They’re really tough.”

Moffat County’s final match in pool play will come against Roaring Fork, a team they haven’t seen before, but will need to get used to.

“Roaring Fork is in our league this year and I don’t know anything about them,” Camilletti said. “So that will be interesting, I don’t know what to expect.”

The team, which spent summer camps working on passing, has been looking good in that regard, Camilletti said. Now she wants to see other important parts of the game come together.

“I am very big on serving. I expect zero missed serves,” Camilletti said. “It’s huge, it’s important and it’s something you’re totally in control of. No one’s going to block it. You shouldn’t miss. Our passing has been really good, I’m excited about that this year. If we have good consistent passing that leads to consistent sets and good hits.”

Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 875-1795 or nwaggenspack@craigdailypress.com. Follow Craig Daily Press sports coverage on Twitter at @CDP_Sports.

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