Summit girls volleyball team shows progress, falls to two league teams |

Summit girls volleyball team shows progress, falls to two league teams

Junior Karlyn Frazier serves the ball during the Summit High School volleyball game against West Grand on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. The Tigers beat the Mustangs 3-1 after losing the first set of the match.
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After starting off the season with a record of 2-1, the Summit girls volleyball team lost its last two league games on the road.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Tigers fell to Palisade, 3-0, and on Wednesday, Sept. 14, the team lost to Eagle Valley, 3-0.

Despite the two losses against two highly competitive league teams, head coach Cynthia Durloo and the rest of the Summit girls volleyball coaching staff feels like the matches were much closer than the final scores show.

“We had a huge victory yesterday,” head coach Cynthia Durloo said about the loss to Eagle Valley. “It does not show in the score, but it showed on the faces of the players on and off the court. Everyone stayed positive and supported each other. Major progress happened last night.”

Summit battled against Eagle Valley for the entire match, losing sets by no more than 9 points. The Tigers lost the first set 25-17, the second 25-16 and the final set, 25-21. 

The Tigers were led by a core of varsity players who all helped to dig themselves back into the match, but the team was ultimately unsuccessful.

Karlyn Frazier had the most kills for the Tigers, and Bella Benson and Autumn Rivera held strong as middle blockers while Sierra Durloo and Chloe Nicolds provided stellar sets for the team.

The Tigers will return back to Summit High School on Saturday, Sept. 17, for its game against the Steamboat Springs Sailors. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. but may begin earlier if the junior varsity game gets done earlier than expected.

The Sailors are currently 6-3 overall on the season with a record of 0-2 in 4A Western Slope league play.

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