Rangely volleyball team wins at home vs. Soroco

Rangely senior Quincey Thacker goes up for one of her 55 kill attempts, of which she got 17 in a homecoming win against Soroco.

Rangely senior Quincey Thacker goes up for one of her 55 kill attempts, of which she got 17 in a homecoming win against Soroco.
RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball team remained undefeated in league games after winning its homecoming match against Soroco Friday last and beating Vail Christian the following day.
The lady Rams from South Routt County (Soroco) arrived in Rangely ready to play, winning the first game of the match 25-20.
“It was a wake up call for us but the girls responded well and came back,” head coach Jimmie Mergelman said of losing the first game.
Rangely indeed came back, winning the next three games and the match.
“We played well, just inconsistent,” Mergelman said.
Rangely won the second game 25-14, then needed extra time to win the third game 26-24 before winning the match with a 25-18 victory in the fourth game.
Seniors Brittany Babineaux and Quincey Thacker led the team with 17 kills each and both had 10 digs and served 11 and 10 points respectively.
“Brittany played one of the best games she has ever played,” Mergelman said of the senior’s homecoming performance.
Rangely did not lose any games against Vail Christian last Saturday, winning the match in three games; 25-21, 25-22 and 26-24.
Rangely setter Aimee Hogan pictured doing her job against Nucla.
“We played much better Saturday and with more consistency,” Mergelman said. “Kelsey Prosser, Quincey and Brittany all played well and Tessa (Slagle) served a ton of points.”
Prosser, Thacker and Babineaux combined for 30 of the team’s 34 kills and Slagle served 10 points in the match.
The lady Panthers will travel to Kremmling Friday to play the West Grand Mustangs and return to host Meeker this Saturday.
“We played West Grand in Glenwood Springs earlier this year and won in three,” Mergelman said. “We haven’t seen Meeker this year but it’s always a big game.”