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RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ volleyball team showed great improvement this past week, beating Plateau Valley in three games, a match that took them five games to win earlier in the year. The team also played an extremely exciting game three with Cedaredge on Saturday.
The girls played very well Friday, and proved over and over that the postseason could be extremely exciting for the Panthers.
Rangely once again served near 90 percent against Plateau Valley with Carrie Goddard leading with 15 serves followed by Antoinette Dorris and Lindzey Thacker with 14 each. The team came out on the attack with Katye Allred Allred leading the way with eight kills, followed by Katelynn Brown with eight and Lindzey Thacker with seven.
Rangely won game one with a 25-17 score, game two with a 25-18 score and the team dominated game three in a 25-14 victory.
Antoinette Dorris had 25 assists and eight digs and Justyne Dembowski also had eight digs, showing this was an entire team effort.
Saturday was a rematch of the week before against Cedaredge, this time in Rangely. The first two games looked similar to last week, but the third game was an incredible battle of two great teams working hard and playing great team volleyball.
The game was finally won by the Bruins, but they had to score 31 points to win as the final score was 31-29. Rangely was led in digs by Dembowski with 15, followed by Brown with 12 and Shaeffer with 11. Goddard led the servers with 16 and Brown had eight kills followed by Connor with seven.
The third game had some hard-effort plays keeping the ball alive, and certainly left Cedaredge aware of the quality of the Rangely team.