MHS volleyball poised to win league champs

Savvy Mendenhall and Ainsley Selle at the net. | TIFFANY JEHOREK PHOTO

MEEKER | Well over halfway through the season Meeker Cowboy volleyball remains undefeated and are poised to win the Western Slope League Championship. 

“Another successful weekend, with wins over Plateau Valley and West Grand,” began head coach Greg Cravens. “We were working on serve and serve receive a lot these last few weeks.  Our passing is showing improvement with both Sarah and Emma passing over a 2.0 this weekend.” 

The Cowboy 11-0 record has them sitting in the second position in the most recent MaxPreps rankings, just below Sedgwick County who is 13-1 and has suffered one loss from a Nebraska team. 

The Cowboys opened their weekend with the 9-2 West Grand Mustangs, a game that was discussed to be one of the toughest trials for the season. Meeker took the first two sets 25-18 and 25-17 and came from behind in set three to win 25-18.

Saturday, on the road in Colbran, they took on the 11-4 Plateau Valley Cowboys. Plateau Valley was expected to challenge Meeker, but the girls came up once again 3-0, winning 25-22, 25-12, and 25-20.

To date the Cowboys have played 39 sets, only losing six, and have only played one game to five sets. 

It is Meeker High School homecoming week and the volleyball team is hosting North Fork on Friday in both volleyball and football, and De Beque on Saturday for volleyball. Games begin at 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

“Homecoming is always a fun time for the girls and stressful time for coaches,” wrapped up Cravens. “We hope to be focused for our match against North Fork and DeBeque. North Fork has been improving all year and should be a good test for us.”

By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to the Herald Times