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Layoff didn't hurt Delta volleyball team

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Photo by Wayne Crick Delta setter Abby Carlson sets for Lauren Davey (11) during prep volleyball action in Olathe last week. The Panthers made short work of the Pirates with straight set wins of 25-18, 25-15 and 25-15.

For the Delta High School volleyball team last Thursday's game couldn't come soon enough. The last time the Panthers played was Sept. 23 against Gunnison.

According to Delta coach Beth Nelson, "It was good to play again...we were hungry. It was a good Homecoming with all three teams winning. We've worked hard in practice all week and we brought that intensity to the game."

Delta cruised to a 25-18 first-set win and then used momentum to post 25-15 decisions for the next two sets and a 3-0 win over Olathe.

Senior Elena Gilliam and junior Lauren Davey were solid at the net with 10 kills each for the Panthers.

Senior Harlee Roberts had the swing and accuracy to score four aces in the match.

Digs leaders for Delta included sophomore Sara Geddes with 14 and Roberts and senior Lexi Quinn next with 11 each.

Junior Abby Carlson doled out 29 assists to pace the Panthers efforts in that department. The major number of service receptions went to Quinn (15) and senior Kat Rodriguez (11).

Delta didn't have to wait a week for its next action as it faced Coal Ridge in New Castle on Oct 3. and will wrap the week with match play in Aspen on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. (varsity).

Next week's schedule begins on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Basalt with varsity action set for 6 p.m.

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