Bruins challenge Paonia in 3-set loss
By Wayne Crick
Published Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:48 am
Photo by Wayne Crick Cedaredge's Hailey Henrie (10) hits the ball between Paonia's McKenna Johnson (8) and Sophie Anderson (9). The Bruins were scrappy early in the match but could not hit with the Eagles down the stretch when key hits were needed. Paoni
Cedaredge's Bruins are sitting in fifth place following last week's 1-2 record. Cedaredge played Coal Ridge on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and was defeated by the Titans in four sets, 18-25, 25-21, 19-25 and 15-25.
Titan senior Nicole Mooney paced Coal Ridge with 19 kills, two aces, two blocks and 18 digs.
Emily Wright had three aces and 14 digs for the winners. Santana Martinez had 13 digs, Cheyanne Williams 11 digs and Dana Kotz dished out 33 assists.
Eagles 3, Bruins 0
Paonia (6-0, 11-1), the leader in the 2A/1A WSL, brought its impressive record, and equally impressive talent, to Cedaredge last Friday. The Bruins were not intimidated by either and played the Eagles close in the first two sets before losing by identical scores of 21-25.
The matches' third set began much the same way as the previous two sets had been played with the point spread staying between three and four points through 11 service rotations.
Paonia's Sophia Anderson took service with the Eagles leading 10-7 and built a 13-8 advantage.
Cedaredge could not get the margin of separation reduced and lost a little more ground on Brianna Van Vleet's service which gave the Eagles their biggest lead of 19-12 before losing the serve at 19-13.
The point difference stayed pretty much the same until Anderson took service with Paonia leading 22-16. She finished the set with three straight points making the final score 25-16 to win the match, 3-0.
McKenna Hartigan had a good day for the Eagles with 13 kills, two blocks and 13 digs. Anderson finished the match with six kills, two blocks and nine digs and Emily Pieper had two blocks and 20 assistss. Randi Rapki finished with three aces for the Eagles.
Bruins 3, Basalt 0
In the final match of the week for Cedaredge, the Bruins finished off the Longhorns in three straight sets, 25-10, 25-15 and 25-21.