Tuesday’s volleyball wrap
FARMER’S KORNER — They are the walking wounded, yet they’re still going.
Battle Mountain volleyball won at Summit County, 25-15, 25-17, 25-18, on Tuesday night.
The Huskies (16-1 overall and 8-0 in the 4A Slope) are without starting setter Maddie Perkins and middle-hitter Emily Clinton.
“Survive and advance,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “That’s our mindset. We feel good about our system of volleyball, even with injuries.”
Perkins’ injury is of greater concern. She rolled her ankle before last week’s Steamboat Springs match. According to Fitzgerald, Perkins has torn ligaments and is not coming back in the near future. Clinton sprained her ankle during Game 4 against Steamboat last week. She is “a few days away” from returning, said the coach.
The silver lining of these events is that Battle Mountain has shown its depth. Haley Frischholz, a sophomore, has jumped in at setter, and Jessica Sullivan, a junior, is your new middle.
“They’ve been doing a really nice job of executing the system,” Fitzgerald said. “They’re not trying to overplay or put their mark on the game. They’re doing a great job of staying disciplined.”
Battle Mountain is at Rifle today.
Devils also win
Eagle Valley volleyball completed Step 1 of its marathon road week on Tuesday night, getting a sweep at Delta.
Eagle Valley (12-4, 6-2) is at Aspen today and in Steamboat Springs on Saturday.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, email@example.com and @cfreud.
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