Sailors sweep in volleyball

It was close early, but Steamboat Springs High School volleyball coach Wendy Hall said her team won two key, all-out scrambling points in the first game on Friday against Grand Junction Central, and that paved the way for a dominating win.

Those points helped break open what was a close first game, and Steamboat never looked back, going on to win on the road, 25-18, 25-8, 25-13.

“We made two incredible scramble saves all the way back to the bleachers,” Hall said. “That was the turning point. From that point on, we were in total control.”

The peak of that domination came in the second set, when Micah Feeley served 18 consecutive points for the Sailors.

“It was pretty incredible,” Hall said. They were struggling with ball control, and we got really focused on keeping the ball in play.”

The Sailors improved to 5-1 on the season and won their fifth match in a row. They haven’t lost a set since a 3-0 defeat on the road at Montrose to open the season last month.

The team next plays at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Palisade, the start of the team’s league schedule.

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