Aces at the line, Soroco volleyball serves up big win
Steamboat Springs — The Soroco High School volleyball team isn’t short on seniors. It has seven on the squad this season.
It’s short on experience, however, especially experience playing as a cohesive unit.
Those seven girls have spent their high school careers mostly split up, playing on different teams and at different levels, and the end result is a group that came into the 2016 season lacking the varsity experience typically inherent in such a large class.
Saturday, those seniors and that team came together just fine in the first match of the season.
Soroco went on the road to bulldoze Caprock Academy, taking the league victory in three sets. The Rams won, 25-15, 25-13, 25-12.
“We’ll take a W any day,” coach Jeannie Jo Logan said.
The early game combined with the Routt County Fair, which wrapped up a week ago, to limit the Rams’ practice time. Logan said things weren’t exactly clean, but they were good enough.
Soroco proved especially sharp from the serving line, where it took advantage of a Caprock weakness.
Danielle Villa, one of those who did come in with extensive varsity minutes, scored on 12 serves. Charlee Veilleux had 11, Michaela Villa had 10 and Cassie Constine and Lauren Childers each had seven. In all, points off serves, without the ball being returned, accounted for more than two-thirds of Soroco’s points in the match.
“Mistakes really didn’t get them down much, which was great. They were able to rebound off that,” Logan said.
Now, the team has some time off to work on some of the things it couldn’t get to before its season opener. Next up is a trip Friday to play in a tournament at Rangely.
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