SHS roundup: Volleyball looks to bounce back
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The Summit Tigers volleyball team came out strong in its second match of the season Tuesday, but despite a solid effort lost the contest 3-1.
Coach Liz Hughes said neither of the team’s matches this season (the first was against Buena Vista) were played within the league, which has been a nice way to warm up for the fall. Hughes expects the team, although young, to win a bunch of games this year.
Led by senior libero Kim Snyder (a back-row player free to sub in as much as she’d like), the team is mostly made up of juniors who are going to get better and more confident with time.
“We are poised to have a really good season,” Hughes said. “I’m really excited. They’ve got a lot of skill.”
The team is playing with three middle blockers, thanks to some versatile players in Kates Raymond and Lisa Evans, who can also play the outside hitter position.
“Tuesday’s game was in some ways a repeat of their opener last week,” Hughes said. “They came out really strong. The girls came out hard, and I thought for sure we were going to win.”
As the match went on the girls lost some toughness, something that they’ll gain through more playing experience, Hughes said. “We’re working on getting tougher during those times that we’re down by six points. How do we get ourselves out of that? That’s going to be their biggest thing because they have all the ability in the world,” she said.
The sets ended up 25-22, 25-21, 25-19 and 25-11.
“They are hungry to win, but need to display that hunger in the passing lanes. It was a heartbreaker, but also a learning experience,” Hughes said.
Looking forward to the Battle Mountain match today, the team is planning to focus its serve receive under pressure, which is something they struggled with in the first two matches. They are also set to play a tournament at Bishop Machebeuf High School in Denver, where they’ll have a rematch against Buena Vista on Saturday.
“It’s a good, tough tournament, and we’re excited to see Buena Vista again because we could beat them, which would be exciting,” Hughes said.
For the season, the team would like to make it out of districts, which is something they have fallen short of accomplishing the last couple years.
For the third year in a row, Krystal 93 radio will broadcast all home football games of the Summit High School Tigers. The broadcast team of Roman Moore and Chris Hart will have all the action from Climax-Molybdenum Field at Tiger Stadium starting with the home opener against Eagle Valley Friday at 7 p.m.
Other home games this season include D’Evelyn on Sept. 16, Evergreen on Sept. 30 (Homecoming), Ridgeview on Oct. 14, and Englewood on Oct. 28 (Senior Night).
In addition to the live broadcast of home games, head coach Dylan Hollingsworth appears live on Krystal 93 every Friday morning at 7:15 to talk about the upcoming game in feature called The Krystal Coach’s Corner. Krystal 93 broadcasts over the airwaves in Summit County at 93.9 FM.
The Fossil Trace JeffCo 4A league tournament is the fifth of a six-event season. Summit shot its second-lowest team total of 333 strokes, good enough for its best team finish of the year – alone in fourth. (The team’s previous best finish was a tie for fourth.) Summit’s next outing is the Keystone Ranch Invite, a 15-team shotgun start at 10 a.m. today.
SHS Individual Results
• Dylan Mitchell – 75 (tie for second)
• Evan Streit – 82 (17th)
• Nick Wittrock – 88
• DaveMetzger – 88
• Mike Magnuson – 90
1. Valor Christian – 303
2. Elizabeth – 321
3. Eveergreen – 327
4. Summit – 333
5. D’Evelyn – 339
6. Green Mtn. – 341
7. Golden – 349
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