Hannah Petersen, pictured at center, coaches the Holyoke High School volleyball team at regionals in Meeker. The Dragons beat Sargent and lost to Meeker, ultimately getting knocked out of the running for the Colorado 2A state championships. — Photo by Marla Camblin

Win over Sargent, loss to Meeker mark end of HHS volleyball

    Facing off in Colorado 2A regional competition Nov. 2 were No. 3 Meeker, No. 22 Holyoke and No. 34 Sargent.
    When all was said and done, Holyoke beat Sargent 3-2 (25-19, 27-29, 22-25, 25-18, 15-6); Meeker beat Holyoke 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-14); and Meeker beat Sargent 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-17). The Meeker Cowboys maintained their undefeated record and secured their place in the state championship bracket.
    Though the Dragon season has come to an end, coach Hannah Petersen commended her athletes’ dedication and hard work through it all. She was especially proud to see the seniors step into their leadership roles. It will be hard to see them go, but Petersen is excited to see what next year will bring as well.  
    
Holyoke 3, Sargent 2
    Holyoke’s first match last Friday was against the Sargent Farmers. The Dragons gained an early advantage, winning the first set 25-19. After an extremely close 29-27 set, the two were tied with one win apiece. The Farmers gained the advantage after winning the third set 25-22.
    At that point, something clicked for the Dragons and they made a comeback. A 25-18 win followed by a 15-6 win gave HHS the match.
    Throughout the season, Petersen noted, the team has fought through some really hard games, and Sargent was one of them. “I’m so proud of the team and how they stepped up over and over this season and overcame adversity,” she said.
    In the Holyoke-Sargent match, Kaylee Camblin racked up the most serves with 31. Taylor Trumper had 21 and Kristin Vieselmeyer 19. Vieselmeyer and Emma Roll each had two aces, while Emily Jelden, Kyra Loutensock and Camblin had one each. Jelden led in serves received with 18, followed by Taeryn Trumper 17 and Vieselmeyer and Taylor Trumper 15 apiece.

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