Summit High Sports Wrap-Up: Rugby rolls, XC rests, volleyball struggles
It was an up-and-down week for Summit High School sports as teams hit the home stretch of the fall season. The boys football team struggled at home, losing to Grand Junction Central 48-34, while soccer and rugby continued to roll.
Rugby: The lady Tigers rugby team kept right on rolling again this week with convincing wins on the road at Chaparral Wednesday and in Thornton against Northside Saturday. The wins kept them undefeated at 6-0 on the season. A win at Regis Jesuit this Wednesday, Oct. 15, would clinch the No. 1 playoff seed. The team will head out on a road trip to Kansas Oct. 17-21 for tournament play during fall break and then wrap their season the following week at Fort Collins, Saturday, Oct. 25.
Cross-country: The Tigers cross-country team had the week off in preparation for Western Slope League regionals Friday, Oct. 17. The Tigers closed their regular season Saturday, Oct. 4, with another impressive performance by the girls team. Summit traveled to Englewood for the annual Windjammer Invitational. The meet included a mix of 5A, 4A and 3A schools. The girls team finished fourth of 26 schools at the meet — 17 fielded full teams. McKenna Ramsay led the way for the girls, finishing second overall, besting teammate Ruthie Boyd who finished fourth. Both girls gained a lot of ground in the race’s final mile, passing eight other runners in the process.
The boys team finished 19th of 24 scoring teams.
Led by Ramsay and Boyd, the girls team will look to turn another strong season into back-to-back trips to the 4A cross-country state championship at regionals Friday. The boys will likely have a tougher road to make it to state. Last year only graduated senior Liam Meirow qualified.
Volleyball: It was another tough week for the girls volleyball team, losing all three of their league matches and falling to 2-12 on the season.
“The season as a whole has been kind of a roller coaster,” head coach Liz Waddick said, adding that her young girls team still needs to find their confidence and play more aggressively. The team continues to put up points but can’t seem to close sets. The girls lost 3-0 at home to Battle Mountain, 3-0 at Steamboat Springs and 3-1 at home to Delta. They’ll look to turn things around at Glenwood Springs Tuesday, Oct. 14.
The Tigers lost to Glenwood in a tightly contested five-set match earlier in the season.
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