Tuesday, September 21, 2004
The Soroco volleyball team's match against Vail Christian scheduled for Tuesday night in Vail was postponed because of weather.
Nearly 8 inches of snow fell on Colorado Highway 131 on Tuesday, and Rams coach Valerie Remick said that while the team may have been able to travel safely to Vail, there was concern about the wet roads freezing over, making the trip home unsafe for the team and its supporters.
No make-up date was announced.
Remick was disappointed Soroco and Vail Christian did not play. She was hoping the effort from Tuesday's non-league match would carry over into Friday's planned league match against Grand Valley. The Rams played in an early season tournament in Grand Valley, but since the Sept. 4 tournament, they have played just two matches in a two-week timeframe.
Soroco has lost both- one to Hayden and one to West Grand on Sept. 18.
The Mustangs defeated the Rams in three sets on Friday in Kremmling.
"We start out extremely hot and confident," Remick said. "I don't know what it is."
Soroco has struggled to play consistently through matches, but it's hard to envision its conditioning because the Rams do a series of hard-running drills and have to run timed miles.
But Remick, who played college volleyball, said there is a difference between being in shape and being in match shape. Soroco just needs to get out on the court more to gain that conditioning.
The Rams (1-7, 0-1in league play) return to the court at 6 p.m. Friday against Grand Valley in Parachute. The freshmen play at 4 p.m., and the junior varsity plays at 5 p.m.
The Rams do not host a home match until Oct. 1 when Meeker travels to Oak Creek.
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