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SHS V-ball gets win in league opener

BRYCE EVANS
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Summit County, Colorado

When it comes down to it, every season really starts when league play begins. So, as far as the Summit High volleyball team is concerned, the Tigers are now 1-0.

Summit dominated Arvada on Thursday, opening up its Jeffco League schedule with a clean, three-game sweep on the road, 25-15, 27-25 and 25-22.

“It’s super exciting,” SHS head coach Liz Hughes said. “It’s just a great way to start it out.”

With a young team, the Tigers have had a slow start to the season, dropping a number of tight matches while winning just once in eight games.

Thursday was a whole different story, though.

Hughes said Summit was firing on all cylinders and serving aggressively for points.

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Lisa Evans led the Tigers with 7 kills, while committing only one error, and Katie Johnson led the team with 16 digs.

“Katie did a great job as the leader on the court tonight,” Hughes said of the senior.

After dominating the first game of the match, the final two games were, as Hughes put it, “too close for comfort.” Still, the Summit coach didn’t feel the win was in doubt with the way her team played.

“We played together,” Hughes said. “It was really exciting to see.”

Sophomore Brett Huntley had 20 assists for the Tigers, while serving for eight points. Fellow sophomore Sara Metzger had nine service points for Summit.

The Tigers (2-7, 1-0) are back in action with a non-league contest at Green Mountain High School on Monday. Then Summit gets back into its Jeffco schedule with a meet at Conifer on Wednesday.

“It’s going to be a tough game,” Hughes said of the Conifer matchup. “I’m really excited about it, but we expect them to be tough.”

Both Monday’s and Wednesday’s matches are slated to start following the 5:30 p.m. JV game.