Moffat County volleyball doubles down with weekend games in Cedaredge, Delta
Moffat County High School volleyball faced a lengthy, high-intensity day Saturday, feeling the effects of an abundance of travel after meeting not one but two of the 3A Western Slope League’s tougher teams.
MCHS girls took 3-0 losses to both Cedaredge and Delta as part of a doubleheader that kept the Lady Bulldogs even busier than usual.
Beginning the day in Cedaredge, a bout with the Bruins was a tall order, and the hosting team took wins of 25-15, 25-17 and 25-11, the first of two sweeps Cedaredge would have Saturday, also gaining a victory over Roaring Fork later in the day.
Among the highlights for the Lady Dogs were five kills by Jaidyn Steele and a pair of aces from the serving line for Stephenie Swindler.
Moffat County promptly got back on the bus to head to Delta in the hopes that they would be warmed up against the Panthers, who themselves were playing their third game in five days.
A strong opening set saw MoCo take it to 25-22, though their energy waned from there with 25-13 and 25-10 losses.
Libero Terry Gillett provided 12 digs against Delta, while Tiffany Hildebrandt notched five kills and Bailey Lawton and Faith Morgan combined for seven total aces.
MCHS volleyball is back at home Saturday, hosting Gunnison, with games at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Alice Pleasant Park was awash Saturday in locally brewed beer and homemade pie — just a few of the many offerings at the inaugural Homemade Homegrown festival.