Cedaredge High School's volleyball team began its volleyball week with a key match-up against 3A league foe Aspen on Oct. 23. The Skiers (7-2 and 17-6) came into the contest in third place, right behind Cedaredge (8-1 and 19-4).
The two teams battled back and forth for five sets of entertaining volleyball in Cedaredge. Aspen held the advantage for most of set one to eventually score a 25-18 win. The Skiers built a 10-3 lead on the service of Sabrina Turbidy.
Cedaredge's Reganne McIntire took service with the Bruins trailing 17-12 and had her team within two at 17-15. Aspen managed to hold the lead and build a 25-18 separation for the set one win.
A close contest kept second-set scores close throughout with Cedaredge breaking the Skiers' serve to take a 23-21 lead with Courtney Freeman serving the last two winners for a 25-21 decision.
Aspen jumped to an 11-4 lead early in set three and managed to keep momentum on its side to forge a 25-17 win for a 2-1 lead.
Cedaredge held the momentum in set four and used it to stretch its lead to 19-12 late in the game. Aspen could get no closer than five points the rest of the way and lost 25-16 to tie the match at 2-2.
Kammie Henderson took serve with a lead of 8-6 and she finished her service with the Bruins leading 14-7.
Aspen served into the net for the match point giving Cedaredge the 3-2 win.
Henderson led the Bruins with 14 kills and Freeman finished with 13. Makayla Kehmeier had five aces and McIntire had four.
The rest of Cedaredge's volleyball week was spent in New Castle taking part in the annual Coal Ridge Tournament.
The Bruins played 4A Palisade on Oct. 26 and came up on the short end of a 2-0 score (25-21 and 25-19).
Cedaredge faced 3A Valley in another Oct. 26 match and fell in two sets, 25-8 and 25-14.
On Saturday, the Bruins played Delta and scored their second win of the season against the Panthers, 26-24 and 25-11.
Cedaredge finished its weekend on a winning note with a 3-1 victory over 4A Glenwood Springs, 25-23, 25-21, 22-25 and 25-17.
When the final regional assignments were released Oct. 29, Cedaredge was awarded a No. 9 seed in RPI standings and will host Region 9 play beginning Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. with Cedaredge taking on the 28th seed DSST College View Wolves. Game two will feature the Wolves and and No. 16 Resurrection Christian Cougars at 11 a.m. The final match will be between Cedaredge and Resurrection Christian at 1 p.m.
The winners from the 12 regional sites advance to this year's 3A state volleyball tournament at the Denver Coliseum on Nov. 8-10.