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Sunk at Steamboat

BRYCE EVANS
summit daily news
Summit County, CO Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS ” After dropping the first set of the match by a mere two points, the Summit High volleyball team struggled to regain momentum and were tagged with their second loss of the season.

“If we could have come at them at the beginning and won that first set … I think the match may have gone differently,” Tigers head coach Liz Hughes said.

The Tigers lost the first set 25-23 before unraveling Wednesday night at Steamboat Springs High School. The next two sets weren’t as close, as Steamboat Springs closed the Tigers out 25-13 and 25-7.

“They had a real strong team, very good offense,” Hughes said.

Despite the loss, Hughes said that her team showed vast improvements from last week’s loss to Middle Park. She said her team, led by Julie Oberriter and Hayley Colvin’s three kills each, had a much stronger attack.

“They are doing what they need to do. We just need to turn that into wins,” Hughes said.

Rachael Long also had a standout performance for the Tigers, leading the team with six digs and eight service points. Codi Seaboldt led the team with two solo blocks.

Though Summit sits at 0-2 in the season, Hughes feels that her team is poised to break out.

“We have all the talent that we need,” she said, “but if we’re not meshing and we’re not mentally tough, we aren’t going to do anything.”

The Tigers will go for their first win of the year tonight, as they play host to Colorado Academy. The game starts following the 5:30 p.m. JV game.

Bryce Evans can be reached at (970) 668-4634.


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