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Tigers knock out De Beque, look ahead to weekend

— The Hayden High School volleyball team travels Saturday to play at West Grand, a big match against a fierce rival.

Tigers’ coach Dayna Hunter said if her team hopes to come away with a win, it best not use Thursday night’s match against De Beque as a blueprint.

Hayden won playing at home Thursday in four sets, overcoming some sloppy play with a dominant fourth set to get the victory, 3-1.

“If we want to beat West Grand, we can’t wait until the third set to start playing,” Hunter said.

The Tigers weren’t bad early Thursday. They won the first handily, 25-17, and the second set decisively, 25-12. The third was a problem, however, a 25-23 loss.

It was just the fifth set the Dragons, 1-10 overall, had won this season.

“We didn’t play up to our potential,” Hunter said. “There for a while, the girls got to where they weren’t communicating.”

Hayden managed to slam the door in the final game, however, winning, 25-7.

“They really did play well in that fourth game,” Hunter said. “It was just everybody doing their part. It wasn’t one particular person. Everyone played their role, and that’s what finished it up for us.”

The end result Thursday, of course, is a win for the Tigers — a much-needed one. The match snapped a five-game losing streak, bumps the team to 4-10 and potentially gives the team momentum heading into Saturday’s showdown in Kremmling with West Grand.

Hayden beat the Mustangs last month, a match that easily accounts for the Tigers’ best win of the season to this point. West Grand is 8-4 overall and has won three of five since running into Hayden.

They’ll no doubt be looking for revenge against Hayden.

“As far as confidence goes for the girls, it was great that we beat West Grand,” Hunter said. “Now, we can’t for a second take it for granted. It went to five sets last time. We really have to be on point if we want to come out with a win on Saturday.”

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