MEEKER | It was another exciting week for Meeker Cowboy volleyball. The girls remain undefeated after a Thursday matchup against Rangely and a Friday blowout of West Grand. With a record of 12-0, the team will be continuing league play this coming week.
Rangely supporters and students traveled to Meeker, filled the stands, and the fans on both sides brought the gym alive to watch the teams go head to head in a three-set battle where Meeker came out victorious.
“The energy Thursday night is exactly what I want to play in,” said head coach Greg Cravens. Racking up the stats for the season, the Cowboys can boast 428 kills in their first 12 games, 100 serving aces and 56 blocks; with a low percentage of errors in all categories, they are defensively and offensively solid.
A second night in a row in front of a home crowd, hosting West Grand, the Cowboys took on the Mustangs. West Grand, currently 4-8 on their season, struggled the first set to find momentum against the Cowboys. Set two West Grand came out swinging, coupled with serve receive errors on the Cowboys, allowed them to be up early, but they couldn’t handle the attack by Main, Dinwiddie and Morlan and fell 25-14. Set three was the final of the night and West Grand fell to Meeker 3-0.
“We had a good weekend,” said Cravens. “We passed very well and served like rock stars.”
Rankings released Tuesday have the team rated number one in Class 2A, followed by Yuma and then Denver Christian.
Looking to maintain a successful season one game at a time Cowboy volleyball is home again this Friday with games against Caprock Academy. JV will be at 4 p.m. with varsity to follow. Saturday the team travels to Hotchkiss with C team beginning at 1 p.m., JV and varsity to follow.
By Tiffany Jehorek | Special to the Herald Times