Meeker volleyball logs victories

After winning two matches, Meeker will host Hotchkiss Friday.

After winning two matches, Meeker will host Hotchkiss Friday.
After winning two matches, Meeker will host Hotchkiss Friday.
MEEKER I The Meeker High Schooll volleyball team is continuing to build momentum. As they got into the important league play portion of their season, they picked up two wins over the week.
They began Wednesday evening with a match against Rangely. “They always bring their best for our matches,” said head coach Christy Atwood. That was very indicative in the junior varsity match leading up to the evening finale.
The young players came out ready to compete on both sides of the net, requiring an amazing 65 points to determine a winner in game one, with Meeker prevailing 34-31. Rangely fought back in game two, forcing the exciting game three. Players had to step up and make plays under pressure and both JV teams gave reason for both programs to be excited about their future, as the final game was decided 15-12 with Meeker winning.
The varsity match looked to be just as competitive as the first game began.
The lead went back and forth, with great play at the net and big hits from both teams. Meeker took control, winning the game 25-23.
Coach Atwood said, “We scrapped our way through the first set, trying to find our rhythm.”
The team found its rhythm for the second game, beating the Panthers 25-20.
“As the match progressed, we were able to tighten up our passes, and, as a result, (we) got better attacks on the ball.”
The lady Cowboys did not let up. They kept their attack on as they swept the match, winning game three by 25-14.
The team practice one day and got on the road to face Vail Mountain in Vail for a league game. Atwood said, “Not having seen Vail Mountain play this season, we went in with our standard game plan.”
That plan proved very effective as the team wasted no time defeating their opponents in three games
“We were able to serve aggressively and accurately, which helped the momentum swing our direction, when they would start to make a run.” Atwood said. “We look forward to continuing to test our game plan and push our level of play as we get deeper into the season,” she said.
The lady Cowboys play Hotchkiss at home on Friday and travel to Walden to play North Park on Saturday.