Battle Mountain volleyball wins at Elizabeth
Huskies bounce back
Sometimes, it’s good just to get the heck out of town.
After a dispiriting league-opening loss to Palisade at home on Friday, Battle Mountain volleyball hit the road and took care of business at Elizabeth in nonconference play, bouncing the Cardinals, 25-19, 25-17, 25-14, on Tuesday night.
“I thought we played much more consistent volleyball. We stayed within our tempo,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “After some self-evaluating during the last 48 hours, we were able to get our younger players into the game and gain more experience. Our more experienced player helped play a role in that by not just playing well for themselves but for the program.”
That was Fitz-speak for the Huskies needed to come together a little more as a team. The coach added that Drea Pederson did nice job running the show at setter, while Carly Post was a force with aggressive serving.
Fitzgerald had praise for the front row as well, which meant everyone from sophomore Alexis Barthuly to senior Tatum Huffman.
In other action
Vail Mountain School volleyball moved to 2-0 in the 2A Western Slope by taking down Soroco, 25-21, 25-22, 27-25, on Tuesday night.
This comes on the heels of a win at North Park last week. VMS is at Plateau Valley on Friday.
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