Girls look ahead to regionals after Crowley County tourney

A roller coaster ride is how coach Michelle Vieselmeyer described the varsity volleyball tournament at Crowley County Saturday, Nov. 2.

The Holyoke team had two wins and two losses for the day, and unfortunately they ended up toward the bottom of the pool.

Vieselmeyer said they had a tough time getting their momentum, and she felt that if they had played the usual three out of five sets instead of two out of three, they could have come away with more wins.

 

Holyoke 2, Crowley County 0

The Lady Dragons defeated Crowley County in two sets: 25-11 and 25-12.

On the stat sheet, Kristin Vieselmeyer led the attacking effort with 19, including 13 kills. She also had six blocks and 17 serves, including four aces.

Vieselmeyer and Tamara Penzing both grabbed five digs, and Penzing had 13 serve receives. Emily Jelden set the ball 23 times with 16 assists for kills.

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Holyoke heads to Del Norte for regionals

Holyoke is one of 36 teams in Colorado 2A volleyball to qualify for this weekend’s regional tournament.

The Lady Dragons, ranked No. 26, will travel 300 miles to No. 11 Del Norte. Rounding out the three-team bracket is No. 14 Swink.

Pool play on Saturday, Nov. 9, starts with Del Norte vs. Holyoke at 10 a.m. Swink plays Holyoke at noon, followed by Del Norte vs. Swink at 2 p.m.

“I think this is the best scenario we could have wished for,” said coach Michelle Vieselmeyer. She told the team, “You have the best path to get to state.”

Only one team will advance to the 12-team state tournament Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16, in Denver.

Other area teams playing in 2A regionals are No. 2 Limon, No. 5 Wiggins, No. 9 Sedgwick County, No. 13 Yuma, No. 18 Highland and No. 21 Akron.

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