MHS volleyball splits matches

RBC | After splitting matches last week, the Meeker High School volleyball team will play their final two matches of the regular season this weekend, starting with the Paonia Eagles on the other side of the net for Meeker’s homecoming game this Friday, then they will travel to Rangely and try to avenge a loss earlier in the season, to their Rio Blanco County foe Saturday. Meeker traveled to Parachute and lost to the Grand Valley Cardinals last week in four games (25-23, 18-25, 13-25 and 17-25) then they beat Vail Christian on their home court Saturday in three games (25-11, 25-17 and 25-21). “We served great all week,” Meeker volleyball coach Janae Stanworth said. Sophomore twins Krissie and Kassie Luce led the team with 14 serves each, for points, senior Peyton Burke served for 13 against the Cardinals and Reese Pertile had 12 in the losing effort. Against the Vail Christian Saints, Kassie Luce led the team with 18 serves for points, Burke and Pertile each had 15 and senior Maggie Phelan had 11. Pertile led the team with nine kills against the Saints, Krissie Luce had six and senior Halle Ahrens finished with five and Ahrens also had two blocks. Meeker currently has a 13-4 overall record and is 7-1 in league play. The Eagles are currently undefeated (9-0) in league play and Rangely beat Meeker earlier in a non-league game. “Going into our final week of games before districts, we need to make sure everything is solid,” coach Stanworth said. “We will need to be prepared and ready to go for both games.”