Poudre High School’s volleyball team won its sixth match in a row Tuesday night, a huge win over city rival and visiting Fort Collins.
The Impalas guaranteed themselves a winning record in the Front Range League with a 25-16, 25-22, 20-25, 25-20 victory over the Lambkins.
“This is the match we look to all year,” Poudre coach Michael Dumler said. “It’s huge. It’s our biggest game of the year for us.”
Kaylee Zimlich led Poudre (11-7, 6-4 FRL) with 27 kills,while Desiree Wickwar added 12 kills. Katie Brokish had 44 assists, and Andrea Lewis led the defense with 12 digs.
Collins slipped to 14-4 overall, 7-3 in the FRL.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 3, GREELEY WEST 1 — After dropping the first set, the Lobos came back to pick up a 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16 victory. It was only the second FRL loss this season for Greeley West.
“We took care of business against a very good team,” said Rocky coach Glenn Gainley, whose team improved to 12-6, 9-1 FRL. “We dropped that first game, but then we flipped a switch.’
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 3, ALEXANDER DAWSON 0 — Tawna Sysum had 11 kills to help lead the Eagles to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-21 sweep.
Samantha Leone added eight kills for Heritage Christian (10-8).
FOSSIL RIDGE 3, LOVELAND 2 — At Loveland, the SaberCats fell behind a goal early but scored twice before halftime to regain the lead and held on for the key win.
Fossil Ridge, ranked seventh in Class 5A, improved to 11-2, 7-2 FRL.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 10, NEDERLAND 0 — Heritage Christian picked up its fourth consecutive shutout victory and won its second game in a row by the 10-goal mercy rule.
Matthew McGinley scored five goals for the Eagles, while Ryan Hurley had a hat trick. Brenden Moran added the other two goals.
LIBERTY COMMON 7, DENVER ACADEMY 0 — At Denver, Arjun Gill scored five goals and Logan Kirkman made five saves in goal to earn the shutout for Liberty Common.
Jake Sutherlin added the other two goals and picked up an assist for the Eagles (6-4-3, 2-2-1 Mile High League).