The Windsor volleyball team did exactly what it expected to do last weekend when it hosted regionals. The Wizards won both matches, booking their trip to state.
Windsor now holds a 22-3 record, with two of those losses coming against teams in the top 10 of 5A. The Wizards enter the state tournament as the No. 4 seed.
Here is a look at the three teams that will compete at the Denver Coliseum for a trip to the state semifinals. The semis and final will be played Saturday evening. The final is at 7 p.m.
The Wizards rolled through the Tri-Valley Conference, not dropping a game in league play. Windsor is back for another trip to state after losing in the semis to Cheyenne Mountain last year. If both Windsor and Cheyenne Mountain, the No. 1 seed, win their pool, they will meet in the semis once again.
The Wizards run their offense through senior Angie Pancost, who leads the team with 275 kills. Miranda Geist has 170 kills and Lexi Spykstra has 165.
The Mustangs are one of the surprise teams of the field, coming in as a No. 9 seed. Ponderosa is sitting under .500, with an 11-14 record, but earned a trip to state by winning its regional with victories over Palisade and host Air Academy.
Ponderosa had lost three straight matches going into regionals but got hot at the right time. The Mustangs have two key players they rely on for offense. Freshman Allison Smith leads the team with 232 kills, sophomore Ellise Lech has 231. Natalie Peppercorn leads the team with 51 total blocks.
The Eagles are the No. 5 seed and won their regional, dropping only one set in the two games. Valor is 18-7 overall.
Kate Gibson leads the team with 238 kills, Clara Koeltzow is second on the team with 163. Koeltzow is also the team leader with 42 aces. Cassidy Wurth has 75 total blocks.
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