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Tuesday’s volleyball wrap

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — LaRose Currie came off the bench with 12 kills to help the University of Nebraska-Kearney defeat Fort Hays State in five games on Tuesday night.

OK, kudos to the Battle Mountain alumna, but the current set of Huskies spikers are on a bit of a roll, too. Battle Mountain swept past the Demons in Glenwood Springs, 25-8, 25-23, 25-13, on Tuesday night.

“It was a good win for us,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “Glenwood, along with a lot of other teams, has played in an early season tournament. We feel like we’re playing catch-up, making sure people don’t forget about us.”

That’s a good point by the coach of the 4-1 Huskies, who beat a Glenwood team, which was playing its ninth match of the year.

Emily Clinton and Jordan Branch got the postgame kudos from the coach, as did Taylor Anderson and Mackenzie Ellison on the defensive side.

Next up for the Huskies (2-0 in the Western Slope) is a home match against Summit County today at 6:30 p.m.

“Being the defending league champions, we feel like everyone’s trying to knock that off our shoulders,” Fitzgerald said. “We don’t take anyone for granted. Summit’s taken some good teams to the limit.”

GYPSUM

Devils fall in five

Coal Ridge came to town on Tuesday night and pulled the upset on Eagle Valley volleyball, downing the Devils, 14-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-14, 15-11, in Gypsum in nonconference play.

“We’re learning we need to figure out how to finish and react to adjustments,” Devils coach Lindsey Myers said.

The 7-2 Devils can put this tough outing behind them when they host league rival Steamboat Springs today at 6:30 p.m.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, cfreud@vaildaily.com and @cfreud.


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