MEEKER I Lady Cowboy volleyball remains undefeated. Last week in the polls they were ranked second in RPI just below Sedgwick County and third in the coaches poll. Soroco, while not ranked, received some votes and beating Soroco this week will boost the RPI.
The Rams traveled to Meeker to be beaten by the Cowboys 3-1. Set scores were 25-15, 25-21, 23-25, and 25-15.
“As anticipated, Soroco was a good challenge for us but we were up to the challenge,” opened head coach Greg Cravens. “We didn’t serve as well as we have been doing lately but worked really hard this week at passing and came out with our second best passing rating of the season”.
Defensively Emma Luce and Nora Gianinetti led the team with two blocks each, Sarah Kracht handled the majority of the serve receives taking 28, and digging Luce had 28, Aspen Merrifield 18, and Kracht and Ellie Hossack both had 14.
“I would have liked to see us block better and we need to generate some more offense,” commented Cravens. “We are only averaging scoring 15 points a game and hoping the other team will make 10 errors for us to win. We need to be up to score 18-19 points a set and only relying on the other to make 6 or 7 errors for us to win.
On the offensive side, Luce had six aces leading the team, Tatum Kennedy two and Hossack two. Luce once again gets into double digit kills with 27 and both Savvy Mendenhall and Ainsley Selle each had four.
Looking forward it will be “another tough week,” said Cravens.
The team travels to Cedaredge on Friday and hosts Rangely on Saturday.
“Cedaredge is another good 3A school that we wanted to add to our schedule. Rangely-Meeker is always going to be a tough match as they play so well against us; we will have to be on our game to be ready for them on Saturday,” wrapped-up Cravens.
By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to The Herald Times