MEEKER | Another successful weekend on the courts: two matches, two wins and Cowboy volleyball begins the month of October with a 14-0 record overall and 8-0 in the league. Caprock Academy was first to fall, in front of a home crowd on Friday, defeated in three sets.
“We passed better than we have all season and our serving was good again,” said head coach Greg Cravens. There are five remaining regular season matchups, and the Cowboys are looking to improve their earned points per set, “We scored 14.7 points per set this weekend,” said Cravens, adding, “We would like to get up to 15.5 by the end of the season.”
Traveling to Hotchkiss to take on the Bulldogs Saturday, another 3-0 set win. The Cowboys have now played 44 total sets this season, won 42, racked up 487 kills led by Krissie Luce and Julia Dinwiddie, 120 serving aces whose majority are from Addie Joy and Lila Klinglesmith, and 69 blocks coming from Sydnie Main and Dinwiddie. The stats are stacking but Cravens has defined areas of improvement, commenting that “we are working on a roller coaster of emotions during a match,” and saying, “we have been starting the second set slow and need to improve that before the league tournament.”
The great season and success of the varsity is not unique for this year’s squad. The JV and C teams are also on fire: the JV is 15-1 and C has a 7-1 record. “The future is looking bright for Meeker,” commented Cravens. Next up for Cowboy volleyball takes on Plateau Valley on Saturday, Oct. 6.
By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times