Lady Bulldogs prep for busy weekend of Valleyball |

Lady Bulldogs prep for busy weekend of Valleyball

Bruce Tippets

The Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team has reached the midway point of its schedule and the Bulldogs will hit the road for three matches in three days starting Thursday against the Steamboat Springs Sailors.

The varsity team (4-5 and 1-1) will take the court at 7 p.m. The freshmen will begin the day at 5 p.m. and the junior varsity will start at 6 p.m.

“We are halfway through the season, but we are just getting started with our league play,” said coach Vicki Haddan. “It’s hard to stay what is to come.”

On Friday night, the Bulldogs earned their first conference win of the season beating Glenwood Springs in a tight three-game match and Haddan believes that momentum will carry forward.

“I think the win against Glenwood Springs the girls played with a lot of confidence,” said Haddan. “It’s the best that they have played together and hopefully they will just keep on building on that.”

MCHS faced Steamboat Springs, the Class 4A state runner up, in the “Best of the West Tournament” on Sept. 4 in the championship bracket. The Bulldogs lost, 15-11 and 15-9.

“At least we have seen Steamboat Springs once and that will help,” said Haddan. “The Sailors are really a tough team and they are really tough team at home.”

Friday, the Bulldogs face Grand Junction High School in a non-conference matchup and Saturday MCHS will return to league play by battling Delta. The varsity team will play at 1 p.m. The freshmen will take the court at 11 a.m. and the junior varsity will play at noon.

“Our most important game is the Delta game,” said Haddan. “They are a team that is real beatable for us. It is a team that we have to beat. We have to play defense really well and that includes a lot of blocking and digging.”

“Our goal is definitely to beat Delta,” said Haddan. “It would be great to win all three games and we will just take what we can get.”