MCHS spikers ready for league opener
Moffat County High School coach Vicki Haddan hopes her team’s three-game win against the Uintah Utes Saturday will provide momentum for upcoming matches this weekend.
The Bulldogs (2-3) varsity team will take on the Rangely Panthers Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The freshmen take the court at 3:30 p.m. and the junior varsity at 4:30 p.m.
“The win Saturday gave the kids confidence that they are a good team and they can go out and beat anybody they want to beat,” said Haddan
A year ago, the Panthers varsity downed the Bulldogs, 9-15, 15-12 and 15-7.
“I don’t remember what Rangely has left from last year,” said Haddan. “They came out and beat us at home. Hopefully this year we have improved enough that we can beat them.”
Saturday, the Bulldogs will face the Glenwood Springs in the varsity conference opener. Game time is set for 1 p.m. The freshmen will start the day at 11 a.m. and the junior varsity will play at noon.
“Glenwood Springs is our first league game of the year,” said Haddan. “It’s really important that we go down to Glenwood and win away.”
The Bulldogs and the Demons played twice last year and MCHS came away with a split.
“Last year Glenwood Springs was really young,” said Haddan. “They should have a lot more experience this year and they played some club ball this summer. I am sure they have a lot more experience coming into this year.”
Haddan believes her team is ready.
“We beat them once last year and hopefully we can do that again this year,” said Haddan. “I hope for that first league game our kids will come out intense, concentrate and focused. Our biggest thing is that we need to be consistent in our game when we go down to Glenwood.”
The junior varsity and freshmen teams are each 2-0 on the young season beating West Grand and Uintah.
“The junior varsity and freshmen teams are doing great,” said Haddan. “They are doing a super job early on in the season. Hopefully they will just keep winning games.”
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