Soroco volleyball mixes things up in win over Plateau Valley
Steamboat Springs — Soroco High School volleyball coach Jeannie Jo Logan decided to make a few adjustments for Saturday’s match against Plateau Valley in Oak Creek, the regular-season finale for the Rams.
For starters, she had seniors Lucy Carlson and Briana Peterson swap positions, with Carlson getting the start on the front row and Peterson in the second.
“We mixed things up quite a bit tonight,” Logan said. “It worked out great for Bri. Man, she was just blocking that middle, left and right. … Lucy, they just couldn’t get her shut down very easily. The girls just played great.”
Soroco (10-8 overall) made relatively easy work of the Cowgirls, winning in three sets, 25-16, 25-18, 26-24. While Friday’s 3-0 loss to Rangely was celebrated as “senior day,” Saturday’s win over Plateau Valley was the true final home game for the seniors.
The final set on Saturday was closer than it had to be, but Logan decided to get even more creative with the lineup than she did in the first two sets.
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“I ended up having Bri, Lucy in the middle, and Kali (Constine) on the outside to all block with each other on the front row together,” Logan said. “And they finally got in a triple block in the middle, and it was awesome. It really threw the girls for a loop, though, because they’ve never played that before.”
The Rams trailed 6-0 in the third set before Logan called a timeout to get the girls back on track. They pushed through for the win, which also meant a regular-season sweep of Plateau Valley (13-6). Soroco won the first match, 3-0, on Sept. 12.
“I’m so proud of them for persevering through that third game,” Logan said. “It was pretty fun. It was awesome. It was a great way for the girls to end their season and their home play, especially for the seniors.”
Soroco next heads to district play at Grand Valley on Friday. The Rams finished third in their league and will compete in pool play against the No. 1 and No. 4 teams from the Mesa division, in this case Cedaredge and Meeker. Play begins at noon Friday for Soroco.
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