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Tigers lose game, gain confidence

BRYCE EVANS
summit daily news
summit county, co colorado

WHEAT RIDGE ” Though Monday night’s match at Wheat Ridge will ultimately be marked down in the loss column, the Summit High volleyball team may have gotten just what they needed: Confidence.

“They were really good,” Hughes said of the Wheat Ridge squad. ” … It was really exciting, because we really fought.”

The Tigers lost 3-0 in straight sets (20-25, 19-25 and 11-25), but “were blocking like maniacs” and played “phenomenal” defense, Hughes said.

Junior Codi Seaboldt led Summit with an astounding 34 blocks, five of which were blocked for kills, while freshman Noelle Herrick rejected Wheat Ridge 25 times. Herrick also led the Tigers with 16 assists.

“She has really stepped up to the plate,” Hughes said of the freshman.

On the offensive side of things, junior Jeana Holman and senior Rachael Long led the team with three kills each. Long tied for the team lead in digs as well with 11.

“It was just great to see them come out and compete,” Hughes said of the match. ” … I felt like they came out to win.”

The Tigers hung with Wheat Ridge for the entire first set, matching them point-for-point. Ultimately, SHS was done in by their opponent going on a five-point run late in the set.

However, Hughes feels that Monday’s match will help bring her team the swagger that they need in order to pick up their first win of the season.

“If they play as well as they did (Monday) and run the offense better,” Hughes said, “we should be in good shape.”

The Tigers (0-10) play tonight at home against Centaurus High School. The match will follow the 5:30 p.m. JV game.

Bryce Evans can be reached at (970) 668-4634 or at bevans@

summitdaily.com.


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