MHS volleyball team wins two more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Meeker High School volleyball team, including senior Avery Watt, wore pink and decorated the gym, supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken and never, ever giving up hope. Meeker defeated the Grand Valley Cardinals Tuesday night in three games to remain undefeated in league play and they will play Vail Christian in Vail this Saturday. Bobby Gutierrez photo

MEEKER | The lady Cowboy volleyball team added two more wins to its record, including one against a league opponent, keeping them undefeated in league play and in a three-way tie for first place in the Western Slope League, with two weeks remaining in the regular season. Meeker defeated Moffat County at home in a non-league match last Thursday, then swept league opponent Hayden, also on their home court, in three games. Meeker played Grand Valley Tuesday and will play in Vail Saturday against Vail Christian.
Meeker made quick work of Moffat County, beating the Bulldogs 25-12, 25-14 and 25-12 and then pounding the Tigers 25-14, 25-14 and 25-18, both in front of hometown fans.
“The team played very well,” Meeker head coach Greg Cravens said. “Our passing and defense were both very good all weekend. Avery Watt, Lila Klinglesmith and Krissie Luce led the way with consistent serve receive and it was good to see all of their hard work is starting to pay off.”
Krissie Luce also led the team with nine kills, while sophomores Caleigh Morlan had eight and Julia Dinwiddie had seven.
“Kolbi Franklin has been working on a top spin jump serve that she was able to show off Thursday night also,” coach Cravens said.
Klinglesmith led the team with four aces, Watt had three, Kassie Luce and Addie Joy each had two and Franklin recorded one too.
“Passing was again the highlight of Saturday’s match and Avery did a great job passing, serve-receive and free ball, which opens up our offense to be a little faster,” coach Cravens said. “Caleigh has recovered from her early season ankle injury and now working on being more consistent and contributing to our offense more and more each match.”
Morlan finished the match with six kills, Dinwiddie and Krissie Luce led the team with nine each, Kassie Luce had eight and Sydnie Main finished with five.
Meeker is now in a three-way tie for first place in the Western Slope League with Paonia and Rangely. Rangely hosted and won a non-league match against Meeker three weeks ago and the two will match up in the final match of the regular season.
“With Paonia, Rangely and Meeker tied for the top of the Western Slope 2A League, the last two weeks of the season are going to be very important as we all play each other,” coach Cravens said. “We need to continue improving on both sides of the ball, as the end of the season come to a close and the playoffs in the near future.”