Fort Collins volleyball takes second in tournament

Fort Collins volleyball takes second in tournament


Fort Collins volleyball takes second in tournament



Fort Collins High School’s volleyball team wrapped up a season-opening road trip to Florida with another victory Saturday.

The Lambkins beat Jenks (Okla.) 25-20, 23-25, 25-23 and took second place overall in the KSA Events Invitational played at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.

Collins went 5-1 in three days at the tournament.

“It was a great start to the season,” Collins coach Lindsey Kerr said. “There was good competition for us and it was a great bonding experience, not just playing together but having fun, too. We learned a little about each other off the court, too.”

Liz Wanek had eight kills and Nicole Lange three blocks and four kills in Saturday’s win.


POUDRE 3, DENVER EAST 1 — At Denver, after dropping to first set, the Impalas won the next three to pick up a victory in a nonconference match.

Kaylee Zimlich had 15 kills for Poudre (3-1), which also got 15 digs from Andrew Lewis and 29 assists from Katie Brokish. Desiree Wickwar chipped in with eight kills, three solo blocks and two block assists.


FORT COLLINS 1, BROOMFIELD 1 — Broomfield scored off a corner kick with about 10 seconds remaining in regulation to pull out a tie in a nonconference game played at Fossil Ridge.

Jairo Cerna scored the lone goal for the Lambkins on a penalty kick in the 21st minute. Ben Greuel made seven saves in goal for Collins.

The game featured two ranked teams by The Denver Post. Collins is No. 9 in Class 5A and Broomfield is No. 3 in Class 4A.


TRIPLE CROWN INVITATIONAL — Standley Lake beat Fossil Ridge 9-7 to win the championship of the 14-team high school tournament played in Fort Collins.

Fossil Ridge reached the title game by beating Northglenn 23-0 earlier Saturday. The SaberCats also picked up three wins on Friday, including a combined no-hitter against Adams City.

Collins placed fourth in the tournament, dropping a consolation game 7-1 to Rampart. The Lambkins also beat Valor Christian 10-1 on Saturday.

Taylor White and Ashley Brock each went 2-for-3, while Autumn Anderson picked up the win and allowed only three hits against Valor Christian. White drove in the only run with a triple in the loss to Rampart.

Rocky Mountain picked up a pair of wins on Saturday. The Lobos started the day with a 10-0 win over Widefield and then beat Adams City 16-4 in a consolation game.

Poudre and eventual champion Standley Lake tied 9-9 on Saturday morning. The Gators scored nine runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Jordan Secher two hits, including a triple, and two RBIs for the Impalas in the tie.

Poudre then lost 6-2 to Discovery Canyon in a consolation game. Kasaundra Mascarenaz went 2-for-3.


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