Steamboat volleyball bounces back with easy win over Glenwood
Upcoming SSHS volleyball schedule
Oct. 1, @ Summit
Oct. 3, vs. Rifle
Oct. 8, vs. Battle Mountain
Oct. 10, @ Glenwood Springs
Oct. 16, vs. Palisade
Steamboat Springs — After winning nine straight matches, it’s no surprise the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team had developed lofty dreams. But as Thursday’s 3-1 loss to Eagle Valley at home showed, it’s not always a good idea to look too far ahead.
“I think the loss was tough on all of us,” SSHS volleyball coach Wendy Hall said. “And I know it’s just because they have really big goals this season. I think they are looking a little too much at the big picture and not enough at the moment in front of them. So we talked about that, and we just got to take a match at a time.”
The Sailors didn’t let the loss get them down too much, as they answered in a big way Saturday with a 3-0 win over Glenwood Springs inside the Kelly Meek gymnasium. Set scores were 25-16, 25-15, 25-16.
Steamboat started slow in all three sets, but found a way to accelerate through to the finish. Hall said this is a trait she has seen all year from the Sailors, outside of Thursday’s loss to Eagle Valley.
“I think that’s the sign of a good team,” Hall said. “It’s kind of been a pattern this year that I didn’t see last year. And that is finishing things in a quicker fashion and not letting off the gas pedal at the end of the set.”
Senior Jenna Miller led Steamboat with 10 kills, while fellow senior Annie Osbourn was second with five kills.
The few times the Demons were able to get any sort of flow offensively, the Sailors found a way to reverse the tide and never gave Glenwood Springs much of a chance.
“I felt like we were a little shaky in the front end of every set, but the nice thing to see was we just really maintained composure and didn’t get rattled or tight,” Hall said. “That was a nice thing to see today, and we needed a rebound win. I’m very happy about that, and I’m sure they are, too.”
Steamboat Springs (10-2) is off until Thursday, when they travel to Summit County. Glenwood Springs fell to 5-5 with the loss.
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