Volleyball improves to 3-0
DENVER – Three matches into 4A Jeffco League play, the Summit High School volleyball team remains undefeated after beating D’Evelyn Tuesday night 3-1. The girls cruised to two easy victories, 25-14 and 25-12, to start the match. After giving up the third game to D’Evelyn 25-21, the Tigers bounced back and finished off the Jaguars in Game 4, 25-13. For the second time in a row, the match ended on a solo block kill by Kendra Carlberg. Carlberg also brought the Sept. 22 Homecoming match against Alameda to an end with such a move. Riding high on Anicia Santos’ team-leading 11 kills and Sara Griffin’s nine, the Tigers improved to 3-0 in the league and 6-4 overall. They are now one of three undefeated teams in the league, and hold second behind the state’s No. 1 4A team, Ralston Valley (8-2 overall). Golden (5-5) is in third. Head coach Gary Sorensen said he continues to see improvements in every game.”I love watching them respond to what the other teams are doing, adjust, and succeed,” he said. Though the Tigers’ biggest challenges of the season will come when they face Golden on Oct. 12 and Ralston Valley in their final match of the regular season on Oct. 20, the girls have proven they will be successful despite losing eight starters to graduation this season. “We were concerned at the beginning of the year that we would be looking at missing the district playoffs,” Sorensen said. “But I’m starting to feel reasonably confident we’ll get that extra week, and the girls deserve that.” Rachael Fridkis served four aces in the match, and Olbright, Shea Dickey and Annalise Hafliger each had five digs. The Tigers’ season continues tonight at the high school with a league match against Englewood at 7 p.m.Richard Chittick can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 236 or at email@example.com.
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