It didn’t count as a conference match, but the Fort Collins and Poudre volleyball teams went head-to-head in the final bout of the Littleton Tournament.
Poudre stole the first set, 25-21, but the Lambkins stormed back to win the next three and take the tournament crown to end the regular season with a 17-6 record.
For the Impalas, their regular season also comes to a close at 13-10. Poudre had won six of its final Front Range League matches of the year, but finished the Littleton Tournament with a 2-2 mark.
Pairings for the Class 5A regionals will be set by Monday.
LEGEND TOURNAMENT — Rocky Mountain’s volleyball winning streak moved to 11 games when the Lobos took down Legend at the Legend tournament in Parker, 2-1.
In a best-of-3 set format, the Lobos won the first 25-22, dropped the second in extended play, 28-26, and, again in extended action, took the final, 18-16.
But in the final match of the day, that streak came to a close, when Regis Jesuit was able to sweep Rocky Mountain, 25-21, 25-15. The Raiders’ Santaisha Sturges, a sophomore, led Regis with eight kills and no attack errors.
RANGEVIEW TOURNAMENT — After ending the conference schedule by claiming the Front Range League title, Fossil Ridge lost its final regular season match.
At a tournament in Aurora, the SaberCats were upset by Class 3A foe Platte Valley, 3-1, but in a heated affair. Neither team won an individual set by more than five points.
Fossil Ridge will move on to the postseason, which begins next week. Regional pairings will be set by Monday.
REGION III MEET — Rocky Mountain placed second at the Class 5A meet Friday, less than one full point behind champion Cherry Creek.
Led by seniors Keri Peel and Lauren Glover, who finished second and third, respectively, in the overall individual scores, the Lobos shined all day.
Peel won the bars and beam and took third on the vault and floor. Glover finished second on the floor and fourth in the vault.
The final placings, in order, were Cherry Creek, Rocky Mountain, Chatfield, Niwot, Lakewood, Loveland, Rampart, Columbine.