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Hotchkiss hitter Samantha Rocha is watched closely as she tips the ball to the floor to score against Meeker last Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs split a pair of matches, winning 3-0 against West Grand and losing 3-0 to Meeker.
It was an up and down week for Hotchkiss, with the Lady Bulldogs volleyball team ending the week at 1-2, including a grueling three-set loss to Roaring Fork (8-1 overall, 1-0 3A Western Slope League) on Sept. 11.
Rams senior twins Megan and Hattie Gianinetti recorded seven kills toward Roaring Fork's win.
In game one's 25-9 loss, two of the Bulldogs' nine points came on kills by Daryll Batt.
Batt opened game two with a kill shot, but the Lady Rams persisted. Hotchkiss put up a strong defense, and only allowed the Lady Rams one service ace.
The Lady Bulldogs hit their stride in game three, trailing by less than three through most of the game and tying it up at 14-all on a kill shot by Savannah Rocha. Following a string of long volleys, Hotchkiss trailed 20-18.
Roaring Fork took control on a service error, and wrapped the game up at 25-19.
Hotchkiss hosted a triangular Saturday, playing West Grand (5-5, 3-2 2A WSL) in the afternoon and Meeker (4-3, 1-0 WSL) in the evening.
Batt, an outside hitter, was named player of the game after recording 12 serving aces, 10 digs, 19 attacks and eight kills in the 3-0 win over West Grand (17-25, 23-25, 21-25).
Kristina Deloury had 22 attacks and six kills and Kelli Buhrdorf added four kills to the win. Rocha made five of the team's eight solo blocks.
Of their 71 serve attempts, Hotchkiss made only three errors and scored 16 serve aces.
Saturday evening, Hotchkiss played three close sets against Meeker (25-21, 25-19, 26-24), but failed to gain a win.
Hotchkiss is now 2-5 overall and 1-2 in league play.
The Lady Bulldogs host Rifle (4-4, 1-0, 3A Western Slope League) Friday, with games beginning at 4 p.m.
On Saturday, Hotchkiss travels to Plateau Valley (2-5, 0-2, 1A WSL). On Sept. 25, they host Cedaredge beginning at 4 p.m.