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MCHS spikers even conference record

Bruce Tippets

The Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team split a pair of matches this past weekend.

On Friday night in a non-conference match, the Grand Junction High Tigers outlasted the Bulldogs (5-7, 2-2) on their home court with a 15-10, 12-15, 15-7 victory.

“In the Grand Junction game we played really awesome,” said coach Vicki Haddan. “Our kids played well and the Junction coach said it was the best his girls have played all year long.”

The Bulldogs had solid performances from Sarah Haslem who finished with seven kills, Liz Knights with six, and Cammie Hillewaert had seven blocks and two aces.

In the junior varsity game, the Bulldogs downed the Tigers, 15-8, 15-12. In the freshmen game, MCHS won the first game, 16-14, but lost the next two 11-15 and 1-15.

Saturday, the varsity team got back on track by beating the Delta Panthers, 15-7, 15-12, in a key conference matchup.

“We got what we wanted this weekend and that was good,” said coach Haddan, referring to the Bulldogs’ victory over the Panthers. “When we played Delta Saturday it was kind of a slow game. The game was played at a slow place. One thing that we did do against Delta is that we served 100 percent. We didn’t miss any serves like we did the night before.”

Hillewaert paced the team with eight kills, Haslem finished with six and Knights had five.

“Our offense was working and Emily did a great job of passing the ball,” said Haddan. “Everybody got the same number of kills and we had a real balanced attack.”

In the junior varsity contest against the Panthers, the Bulldogs beat their counterpart 15-8, 15-0. The freshmen team won in two games, 15-9, 15-4.

The Bulldogs return to the court against Rifle on Thursday at the high school gym. The varsity team is set to play at 6:30 p.m. The junior varsity team will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the freshmen will start the day at 4:30 p.m.