Summit volleyball team is bound for regionals after dominating tail end of the regular season

The Summit volleyball team poses for a photo after winning the Golden High School volleyball tournament on Saturday, Oct. 29. Summit has won eight of its last 10 games in order to notch the 35th seed in the regional volleyball tournament. Summit will play at Thompson Valley High School on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Cynthia Durloo/Courtesy photo

After winning the Golden High School volleyball tournament this past weekend, the Summit girls volleyball team has officially made the 2022 4A regional volleyball tournament. 

Summit may have gone on a 10-game losing streak from the second week of September to the second week of October, but the Tigers turned it on when it mattered most to rack up a significant amount of wins at the end of the season.

Over the Tigers’ final 10 regular season games, Summit garnered a record of 8-2 and earned its first tournament title of the season after defeating Berthoud, Skyline, Golden and Centaurus in Golden.

At the end of the regular season, Summit sported a record of 10-12, tying the most wins the program has seen since 2016.

Summit will join 36 other teams in the 12-region tournament. Summit is ranked 35th heading into the tournament and will play as part of Region 2 on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland.

Summit will first face No. 2 Thompson Valley at 10 a.m. before playing No. 23 Thomas Jefferson High School after the completion of the first match.

The team with the best record at the end of the tournament will be awarded a spot in the 4A state volleyball tournament.

All six teams in the 4A Western Slope league made the regional tournament, which is a rarity and shows the strength of Summit’s opponents throughout the season.

Eagle Valley is ranked 10th, Palisade is ranked 14th, Steamboat Springs is ranked 18th, Glenwood Springs is ranked 22nd and Battle Mountain is ranked 31st.

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