Meeker girls finish 3rd in Kremmling

MHS volleyball played well at in West Grand, placing third. Pictured here, Krissie Luce (4) hitting, Sydnie Main (8) at net. Brittany Adams (11), Kassie Luce (5), Avery Watt (10) and Lila Klinglesmith (17) passing. Devin Neff photo

MEEKER | The lady Cowboys’ volleyball team played four matches in the West Grand tournament last weekend in Kremmling, winning three of four and placing third in the tournament. Meeker will host their first match of the season this Saturday when the DeBeque Dragons come to town.
“It was a great learning experience for us,” Meeker head coach Greg Cravens said.
Meeker played Clear Creek from Evergreen in the first match and won in three sets (25/19, 25/13 and 25/22), then beat Peyton, also in three sets last Friday.
The lady Cowboys’ final match in pool play was against the Lyons Lions, the No. 3 ranked 1A team in the state. Meeker played the Lions close in the first game, losing 24-26 but Lyons won the second set 25-6 and the match with a 25-19 victory in the third set.
“The first set shows we can play with those type of teams,” coach Cravens said of the two point loss in the first set. “Lyons went on to show why they are one of the best in the state winning in three sets.”
Meeker came back to secure third place by beating the Cedaredge Bruins in three sets (25/20, 28/26 and 25/19).
Coach Cravens said Krissie Luce led the team in kills with 14 and Julia Dinwiddie finished the tournament with eight.
Caliegh Morlan showed she is ready to play at this level with some strong play all weekend,” coach Craven said of the senior. “As always, Avery Watt and Lila Klinglesmith led the defense and Kassie Luce had 40-plus assists for the tournament.”
Coach Cravens said Meeker’s JV team also finished third in a tournament in Grand Valley, playing against bigger schools.
“We are very proud of their performance,” coach Cravens said.
Meeker’s JV game against DeBeque will start at 1 p.m., Saturday, followed by the varsity.