Here is a recap of the start to the season for your SLHS Volleyball teams:
The season began with some changes. Ben Thompson took over as the Varsity team coach, and Julia Morgan took over for the JV team.
In the season opener, your Gators hosted the Conifer Lobos in the Swamp on 8/29/19 to a terrific and supportive crowd.
The Freshmen team rallied for a 3 set win 23-25, 25-16, and 15-12 to the delight of our newest team members and returning coach and now program director Jessica Post.
The Level III battled but fell 19-25 and 18-25 for the new coach Angie Green.
The JV team started strong with a 25-7 1st set win, but the Lobos prevailed 21-25 and 9-15 to take the match.
The Varsity team rallied for 3 straight sets after a 1st set loss 16-25. They showed their determination to take a rousing 31-29 2nd set facing set point multiple times, and finished 25-18 and 25-14. They avenged their season opener loss from last year.
In the Varsity Tournament at Thorton HS on 8/31/19, the Varsity Gators played:
The Wheat Ridge Farmers and won 25-10 and 25-21.
The Adams City Eagles and won 25-9, 25-9.
The Thornton Trojans and won 25-13 and 25-14.
Then, in the tournament championship match, your Gators battled Skyview Wolverines to a great 3 set match but fell 21-25, 25-23, and 9-15 to take 2nd place of 12 teams.
In the 2nd program match of the season at Northglenn HS on 9/3/19 in sweltering conditions:
The Freshmen team came out of the gates blazing to sweep 25-3 and 25-9.
The Level III bounced back for a 25-18, 25-12 sweep.
The JV team fought hard to take the 1st set 27-25 and then finished it off 25-19.
The Varsity team looked in sync as they won 25-19, 25-16, and 25-14.
In the Varsity Tournament at Thorton HS, your Gators took on:
The Prairie View Thunderhawks and won 25-17, 25-13.
Then the Lincoln Lancers and won 25-23, 25-17.
Then the Mountain Range Mustangs 25-19, 25-22.
In the Gold medal match, your Gators faced a tall and tough Thunder Ridge Grizzlies battling valiantly but fell 19-25, 20-25 to take 2nd of 12 teams.
In the 3rd program match, your Gators played Thornton Trojans on 9/10/19:
The Level III team showed their skills to win 25-5, 25-10. Their record goes to 2-1.
The JV team followed suit with a 25-10, 25-10 win. Their record goes to 2-1.
The Varsity team displayed good teamwork and won 25-4, 25-7, and 25-12 to get their record to 9-2.
Next up are the Freshmen tournament at Centaurus HS and Level III tournament at Evergreen HS on 9/14/19. Then the Gators host D'Evelyn HS on 9/19/19 at the Swamp. See you there!
Click here for a link to the SLHS website Volleyball pages.