Soroco volleyball season ends at district
Steamboat Springs — Not unlike the majority of its season, the Soroco High School volleyball team played on both ends of the spectrum Friday at its Class 2A district tournament in Grand Valley.
The Rams earned a 3-2 win over Meeker in their first game, but saw their season come to a close with a 3-0 loss to Cedaredge, the top seed in the Mesa Division.
“We went to five games with Meeker, and we just saw great things from everyone. It was pretty cool,” Soroco coach Jeannie Jo Logan said. “It’s the first year we’ve won a game at a district in five years. And it was a few years ago we didn’t even make it to districts. So you see progress as a program and as a team. You always want to go farther, and sometimes, it’s just not meant to be.”
Soroco lost 25-20 in the first set to Meeker, but held on to win the second 26-24, then cruised 25-14 in the third. Meeker took the fourth set 25-23 before the Rams closed it out with a 15-13 win in the fifth and final set.
In the second match, Cedaredge came out with a different lineup than Soroco expected, and it affected the Rams early on.
“Immediately, the girls just turned to playing not to lose than playing to win. We couldn’t put anything together,” Logan said. “We just had such a great week with practice and everything it was kind of, ‘Wow.’ I still haven’t fully absorbed it to figure out exactly what it all was.”
Cedaredge rolled through the first two sets, winning 25-7 and 25-12. The final set was also 25-12, but included a late six-point rally from Soroco when it looked like the match was already lost.
“That third game against Cedaredge, the girls didn’t give up,” Logan said. “It was a great season.”
The Rams finished the year 11-9 overall.
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