More games, more wins for Meeker v-ball

MEEKER I Two more games and two more wins for Meeker Cowboy volleyball.

“We had another good weekend,” said head coach Greg Cravens.

Friday, in what the Bruins were calling “Meeker Day,” both volleyball and football traveled to take on the Bruins, the volleyball defeated Cedaredge 3-1.

“We had a slow start against Cedaredge on Friday night,” commented Cravens;  “our serve receive game was not up to our expectations at the beginning of the match.”

The Bruins took the first set 23-25 but the Cowboys fought back taking the next three 25-22, 25-11, 25-20. Emma Luce led in kills with 22 and both Aspen Merrifield and Nora Gianinetti had four each. Serving Ellie Hossack led with four aces, while Tatumn Kennedy had three and Sarah Kracht had two. 

Defensively Kracht handled 38 of the serves, Gianinetti led with three blocks, and Luce led with 35 digs.   

“I’m very proud of the girls being able to bounce back and finish the match,” said Cravens.

Saturday the annual county rivalry game with the Rangely Panthers took place in Meeker to a packed gym. Meeker winning in three held the Panthers to 52 points.

“A match against Rangely is always going to be a tough match,” commented Cravens; “they always play hard and we knew we were going to have to match their intensity”.  

Serving improved Saturday with a team total of 15 aces, nine of which came from Kennedy. Luce racked up another 24 kills bringing her weekend total to 46 and 203 for the year, leading all Colorado players by 26. Kracht once again handled the majority of the serves and Merrifield led the team in digs with 17. 

“We had some moments that we played tentative at times and we will be working on that and be better at blocking going into two important matches this next week against Vail Christian and Hayden,” wrapped up Cravens.

This week games are on Friday and Saturday. Friday the team will be in Vail to play Vail Christian with games beginning at 4 p.m. and then Saturday Hayden comes to Meeker with games beginning at 1 p.m.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to The Herald Times

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