Steamboat sails past Huskies spikers

Chris Freud

For inquiring minds, frozen grapes are the preferred snack food of your Battle Mountain volleyball team.

“We’re having a team sleepover tomorrow night and frozen grapes will be eaten. We came up with this a few years ago with my club team,” Huskies coach Elizabeth Nilsson said. “You eat them like popcorn, while watching movies. It’s better for you than candy bars.”

The Huskies hope that the grapes will help them incur wrath on Palisade on Saturday at 7 p.m. Against the Bulldogs, the Huskies will be trying to bounce back from a 15-7, 15-9 loss to Steamboat Springs Thursday night. Battle Mountain led in both games, but the Sailors had more than enough in the tank for a comeback.

“I think overall we played well,” Nilsson said. “We can certainly work on our serves. We missed about every other serve. We’ve been strong at it in the past and we just kind of fell short today.”

Battle Mountain’s record stands at 4-4 overall and 1-1 in the 4A Western Slope.

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