The Fort Collins High School volleyball team swept crosstown rival Rocky Mountain 26-24, 26-24, 27-25 on Tuesday night.
The Lambkins trailed Rocky Mountian in all three sets — 24-22 in the first, 21-16 in the second and 24-21 in the third — before rallying. Fort Collins was led by Gracyn Voggesser, who had 11 kills and two aces, and Audra Koopman chipped in on offense with five kills. Defensively, Koopman and Trinity Corney had four blocks apiece and Erika Jones had 16 to accompany her trio of aces.
For Rocky Mountain, Allie McEndaffer had 12 kills, Carly Bowles had 23 assists and three aces and Annika Larson had 20 digs.
Rocky Mountain players presented the Lambkins with flowers and the teams gathered for a pre-match moment of silence in remembrance of Fort Collins teacher Genevieve Sommerveld, who died Friday in a crash on Interstate 25.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 3, BRIGGSDALE 1 — Sarah McGinley had 15 kills and seven blocks, and Ashley Glasgow had 30 digs to lead the Eagles to a 25-11, 25-19, 19-25, 25-22 victory.
Two Fort Collins High School boys golfers qualified for the Class 5A state tournament with their performances Tuesday at the central regional. Stephen Yockey shot a 77 and Adam Hulse carded a 78 to advance to state.
No Poudre golfers qualified for state. The Impalas’ top finisher was Austin Long, who shot an 81.
BROOMFIELD 5, FOSSIL RIDGE 0 — The second-ranked SaberCats suffered their second loss in three games Tuesday.
Hosting No. 1 Broomfield, Fossil Ridge couldn’t find its offensive rhythm and had only four hits to the Eagles’ 12. The game was tied 0-0 until the top of the fifth inning when Broomfield plated three runs to gain the edge it needed.
Megan Jamison had two hits for Fossil Ridge and freshman Landyn Bruce pitched 4 1/3 innings and was credited with the loss.
POUDRE 14, HORIZON 7 — The Impalas plated three runs in the first inning before pouring on the rest of their offense in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh frames.
Ariana Cordova earned the win in the circle by striking out five batters in addition to having a pair of singles, a double, a triple and four RBIs at the plate. Jessie Henchenski had a home run and three RBIs, and Katie McCarthy hit a solo home run.
FORT COLLINS 5, FAIRVIEW 4 — The Lambkins scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to pull ahead of the Knights.
Senior Karly Christensen went 3 for 4 at the plate with a RBI and a double and junior Jennifer Dudash hit a two-RBI triple.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 6, MOUNTAIN RANGE 3 — The Lobos picked up an important conference win on the road Tuesday.
Hannah Gates sparked Rocky Mountain’s offense with four hits and Sheridan Nichols had three RBIs. Kelli Schuller pitched a complete game and earned the victory.
FOSSIL RIDGE 6, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 1 — The SaberCats earned their sixth consecutive victory Tuesday with a dominant performance over the Lobos.
Fossil Ridge’s Arjun Gupta and Ahkil Gupta won 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-0 at the Nos. 2 and 3 singles positions, respectively, and the SaberCats swept doubles. Rocky Mountain’s lone point was at No. 1 singles where Trent Vibbard defeated Jackson Holland 6-4, 4-6, 3-6.
MONARCH 4, FORT COLLINS 3 — Doubles play was the weakness of the Lambkins on Tuesday.
James Hunsinger (6-2, 6-4), Trae Beneck (6-3, 6-2) and Eric Bockhaus (6-3, 6-3) swept singles competition, but Fort Collins was unable to swing the match in its favor on the doubles side and was swept there.
POUDRE 7, LOVELAND 0 — Owen Merritt had a hat trick in the first half and added two assists to lead the Impalas.
Omar Altimirano, Max Poland, Abdul Elghoul and Ellis Markey also scored for Poudre. Keegan Seidl had two assists.
VALOR CHRISTIAN 1, LIBERTY COMMON 0 — The Eagles hung tight against an opponent from a larger classification, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Valor Christian scored a goal late in the first half on a blown defensive assignment.