Huskies roll unbeaten stretch to two months |

Huskies roll unbeaten stretch to two months

Vail Christian celebrates a win during the weekend's district playoff tournament. The Saints won two of three matches and earned a spot in next weekend's regionals.
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Battle Mountain’s volleyball juggernaut rolled Palisade in the season’s final home match.

The Huskies dispatched Palisade in three straight to run their season record to 20-1.

And, get this, they’re undefeated through September and October.

“We were able to get all our seniors lots of minutes and some of role players an opportunity to sharpen a few things, so they’ll be ready when we need them during the playoffs,” said Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald.

The three sets went a little back-and-forth until the teams reached the neighborhood of 14 points. That’s about the time the Huskies decided they needed to move to a better neighborhood, and their seniors started hammering home kill after kill.

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“Our offense is experience they methodically asserted their dominance,” Fitzgerald said.

LaRose Currie scored 15 points, Mackenzie Ellison finished with 13 points and sophomore Jordan Brandt came in during the second set and reeled off five kills.

Home sweet home

About that last home game. The Huskies now roll into the playoffs, but won’t know until Monday who they play until Monday evening, after the league meeting.

Fitzgerald likes the Huskies chances for hosting a regional playoff game.

“We’re ranked high enough, so it could happen,’ he said.

If it does, the Huskies might be the valley’s only home volleyball match next weekend.

Vail Christian earned a regional berth, but will have to travel. Eagle Valley and Vail Mountain School will also likely travel for their first round match.

“We’d like to say thanks to the valley for their support, and we hope to see them all next Saturday. We’d love to see that gym full of fans,” Fitzgerald said.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or

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