Huskies spikers win opener
FARMER’S KORNER – Battle Mountain soccer won. Battle Mountain cross country had a very strong performance down in Colorado Springs.The Battle Mountain volleyball team wasn’t going to be left out of the party Thursday. The Huskies swept their way to an season opening win at Summit, a 4A state qualifier last year, 25-19, 25-15, 25-15.
“It was definitely a good start,” Huskies coach Brian Doyon said. “Summit’s a new, young team, but the girls played well. They stepped up. There’s always some nerves in the first game. They came in and played strong. They were pretty much in the driver’s seat the whole time.”Crystin Rodrick led the Huskies’ attack with 14 kills on 21 attacks.”That’s a pretty good percentage on attacks, I would say,” the coach joked.
Even more impressive was that Battle Mountain had just three serving errors. This is critical since a bad serve in rally-point scoring is essentially a free point for the other team.And, let’s hear it for the Nic(h)oles. Nichole Lindroth quarterbacked the Huskies’ attack with 21 assists. Nicole Penwill was a big presence up front with a team high four blocks.”I just think the big key was coming out and being confident, trusting in what they’ve been working hard on in practice,” Doyon said. “They came out with confidence, but kept a level head. At one point in Game 3, we were down, 8-5, and I think we took the next 10 or 11 points. We got down and didn’t get rattled.”
The Huskies hope Thursday’s win carries over to tonight’s nonconference tilt at Greeley Central. First serve is at 7 p.m.Chris Freud is the sports editor of the Vail Daily. He can be reached at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614, or via email@example.com.