The Windsor High School volleyball team advanced to the 4A state tournament by winning Region 12 in the wildest of ways in Palisade on Saturday.
The No. 25 Wizards started off the day with a tightly contested five set loss to No. 12 Palisade. They then rebounded with a thrilling 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 12-25, 15-12 victory over No. 13 D’Evelyn in the day’s second match. D’Evelyn then proceeded to to knock off Palisade in their match up to force a three-way tie. The Wizards then beat both Palisade and D’Evelyn in one set tiebreakers to qualify for the state tournament.
The Wizards will enter state as the lowest-seeded squad in 4A. Windsor, a No. 25 seed was the only 4A team to pull off an upset run. The next highest seed is No. 11 Niwot.
The state volleyball tournament is set to begin on Friday at the Denver Coliseum
2A REGION 6 AT RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN — The No. 6 Cougars only needed six sets on Saturday to win the region in which they hosted and qualify for the state tournament. Resurrection Christian swept No. 31 Peak to Peak in the first match up before doing the same against No. 19 Alamosa later in the day. Saylor Webb tallied 59 total assists in both matches while Keighan Miller had 22 kills and 10 total aces. Kyra Zuhlke added 16 more kills and six combined blocks.
5A REGION 10 AT ARAPAHOE — No. 15 Fort Collins saw their season come to a close on Saturday, falling in the regional title match to host No. 10 Arapahoe in four sets (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19) despite holding leads at some point in every set. Earlier in the day, the Lambkins beat No. 27 Vista Ridge 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 to set up the regional title dual with the Warriors. Gracyn Voggesser tallied 25 total kills on the day while Erika Jones had 55 digs. Fort Collins had quite a successful season under first-year head coach Jared Rudiger. The Lambkins ended the season winning 18 matches, including a 9-3 mark in Front Range League play that earned them a third-place conference finish.
5A REGION 2 AT ROCK CANYON — No. 23 Rocky Mountain’s season also came to a close in the regional championship match. The Lobos lost 25-10, 25-15, 25-14 to No. 2 Rock Canyon. Prior to this, Rocky Mountain swept No. 35 Brighton in the day’s preliminary match. The Lobos finish the season at 16-9, and 8-4 in Front Range League play and will lose only one senior off this year’s team.