Grand Junction volleyball team sweeps Basalt
An easy victory is exactly what the Grand Junction High School volleyball team needed after a tough loss. After falling to Central in five games Tuesday, the Tigers cruised to a 25-19, 25-8, 25-7 nonleague win Thursday at Basalt.
“What I saw during this match was they were regaining confidence,” Tigers coach Shawna Emmons said. “It was pretty good for them to come into a match and know they could take a game when they needed to.”
Kayla Roberts finished with three aces, seven kills and 10 digs for the Tigers (8-8).
Delta 3, Central 1: Shelby Curtis had 21 kills as Delta avenged an earlier loss to Central by defeating the Warriors 25-15, 25-22, 19-25, 25-18 in nonleague play.
Brittany Brasfield added 11 kills and three aces for the Panthers (6-11), and Katie Puderbaugh had four aces and 11 digs.
For the difference in the match, Delta coach Beth Nelson said, “We just made some changes and showed up tonight and played. Our goal was to compete; it wasn’t even to win. ... We played our best match of the season probably.”
Nichole McIvor led Central (5-9) with 11 kills, and Madi Marston had six kills and four blocks.
Montrose 3, Palisade 0: A balanced attack led the Indians to a 25-9, 25-15, 25-19 nonleague win over the Bulldogs.
Emily Sanburg had seven kills for the Indians (12-3), and Brittney Vine, Elise Hill, Kellyn Alexander and Marisa Jahnke each had six kills.
Alyssa Chutka led Palisade (4-13) with six kills.
Abakar Souleymane scored twice, and eight other Battle Mountain players added one goal apiece on the way to a 10-1 rout of Rifle in a Class 4A Western Slope League game.
The Huskies led 7-0 at the half.