Rangely v-ball has tough time in Meeker match

Rangely High School freshman Aspen Low (11) and senior Marlena Miller played tough at the net against North Park. The lady Panthers won the match at home 3-0. The Panthers have a home game Friday, Sept. 28 against West Grand starting at 5 p.m. MATT SCOGGINS PHOTOS

RANGELY I Rangely’s JV and varsity volleyball teams had a tough time in Meeker.

“It was difficult getting a flow together for both teams with unforced errors and missed serves,” said assistant coach Katie Toyne via email. “One definite bright spot on the match was Skylar Thacker with 15 digs defensively.”

After a tough loss in Meeker, the lady Panthers hoped to find a win in Vail. The JV played well and pulled out a win improving their record to 4-6. However the varsity did struggle to find their groove once more. While they were stronger on both offense and defense from the Meeker game it wasn’t quite enough to come away with the win. On defense, Skylar Thacker once again led the team with 16 digs. Makenze Cochrane and Kacie Lapp each had eight digs. Hannah Wilkie had four blocks. On offense Wilkie had six kills and Cochrane had three.

At North Park, the JV had a hard time finding and keeping a flow. They served well but had trouble staying on their toes on defense and too many unforced errors. North Park had a short free ball that worked them over. Setter Chloe Goshe did a good job moving the ball around and had a great serving game. Dixie Rhea, Crimsen Blankenship and Katelyn Willis had a good game at the net.

The varsity came back from two losses on the weekend and ended with a win. Had some new faces on the court defensively. Adelynn Halcomb and Chloe Goshe stepped up and played some great defense. Unforced errors were less and helped propel them to a win. Aspen Low and Marlena Miller played tough at the net. Senior Kassidee Brown did a great job moving the ball around to all hitters.