Battle Mountain rolls Jefferson
EDGEWATER – Leave it to the Huskies to pull off yet another sweep.Battle Mountain volleyball, which has not lost a league game all season, did one better against non-league opponent Jefferson Tuesday and went a full game without allowing a point.The Huskies cruised to a 25-4, 25-0, 25-15 victory against the Saints in Edgewater.”We were kind of expecting this,” said Battle Mountain coach Brian Doyon. “We prep for all teams, and we prepped for this one.”So what did Battle Mountain do Monday in practice?”We were working on our serving to see who could get 25 in a row in,” Doyon said. “And it was Sarah Simmons.”Simmons got behind the line to start the second game, and reeled off 25 serves. For the match, Simmons had 29 serves that went for 28 points, 15 of which were aces.Doyon was impressed that his team played with enough poise and concentration to emerge from the second game without committing an error.”It’s rewarding to see that type of focus,” Doyon said. “When it gets to 22 or 23, it’s easy to start lapsing, but we were still on top of everything.”Nicole Penwill led the Huskies with 10 kills, followed by Jen Thul (5) and Allie O’Connor (3).”Allie stepped up and played well. Jen had five kills on nine chances,” Doyon said.Shuffle timeAlthough the Huskies didn’t get to move around in the rotation much, Doyon used the match as an opportunity to play the entire squad.”The best thing is we got some of my non starters court time and had some people play positions they normally don’t,” Doyon said. Jefferson wasn’t able to mount much of an offense, but when it did, Battle Mountain was there to put the ball back into system.”Each time we go out there, there are skills and stuff we can work on, even if it’s a tiny thing like making sure a free ball is a perfect pass,” Doyon said.Thursday, the Huskies are in Steamboat for a 6:30 p.m. match and then finish off the regular season Saturday when they host Moffat at 3 p.m.Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 748-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Vail, Colorado
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