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Cedaredge volleyball team eases to victory

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Photo by Wayne Crick Cedaredge volleyball players Lydia Knutson, nearest, and Hannah Gilmore block effectively against Plateau Valley last Friday in Cedaredge. The Bruins won the match, 3-0.

After last week's volleyball action Cedaredge is 2-0 in 2A/1A Western Slope Grand Mesa League standings and 3-3 overall. Paonia's Eagles lead the way at 2-0 and 3-0.

The Bruins played two matches last week and scored 3-0 shutouts in each contest against Plateau Valley on Sept. 11 and Caprock Academy on Sept. 12.


The Cowboys provided some top competition against the Bruins but could not break into the win column. Cedaredge won the first set 25-17 and then fought off the determined crew from Collbran with two straight wins with scores of 25-19.

Hannah Gilmore was coach Heather Dunbar's choice of Player of the Game for the Bruins. The hard-playing junior hammered 10 kills, had two assists and blocked six attempted kills.

Other top leaders in kills included Nellie Freeman and Kenzie Henderson with seven kills each.

Kendall McHugh led the Bruins with six aces while Lydia Knutson and Freeman recorded seven and five blocks each. Henderson and Amber Jenkins paced the Bruins in digs with 20 and 13 respectively.

McHugh turned in the team's highest number of assists with 13 dishes, and Jenkins and Lacey Love recorded 13 and 10 service receptions respectively.

CHS 3, Caprock 0

The Eagles were no match for Cedaredge's experience and the 3-0 score indicates that. Cedaredge won the first set 25-9 and scored wins of 25-14 and 25-15 to close out the match.

Henderson was Cedaredge's kills and blocks leader with 12 and five. Gilmore was next in both those categories with 10 and 4 respectively.

Freeman, 15, Jenkins, 13, and McHugh, 11, were the top three digs leaders for Cedaredge. McHugh finished the match with 29 assists.

The Bruins are scheduled to host Gunnison on Sept. 17 with freshman play set to begin at 4 p.m. The junior varsity plays at 5 p.m., and varsity action is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Next Wednesday's schedule has the Bruins hosting De Beque for matches beginning at 5 and 6 p.m.

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