Steamboat Springs High School volleyball player Colleen King slams the ball past Moffat County High School defenders Thursday in Craig. Steamboat won, 3-1.

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Steamboat Springs High School volleyball player Colleen King slams the ball past Moffat County High School defenders Thursday in Craig. Steamboat won, 3-1.

Sailors volleyball rushes past the Bulldogs

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Volleyball Highlights, Steamboat at Moffat County

Volleyball highlights from Thursday's Steamboat at Moffat County match. Steamboat won the match 25-23, 16-25, 25-17, 25-21. (This is a large file and may take a moment to download)

Volleyball highlights from Thursday's Steamboat at Moffat County match. Steamboat won the match 25-23, 16-25, 25-17, 25-21. (This is a large file and may take a moment to download)

2009 Steamboat Springs High School Volleyball Schedule

Sept. 4, Won, 25-20, 25-11 vs. West Grand (Glenwood Springs Tournament, 0-0, 1-0)

Sept. 5, Won, 25-17, 25-21, vs. Denver Christian, (Glenwood Springs Tournament, 0-0, 2-0)

Sept. 5, Won, 25-21, 25-23 vs. Grand Junction High School, (Glenwood Springs Tournament 0-0, 3-0)

Sept. 5, Lost, 25-16, 17-25, 17-19 vs. Glenwood Springs, (Glenwood Springs Tournament 0-0, 3-1)

Sept. 17, Won, 25-17, 25-17, 16-25, 22-25, 15-12 at Glenwood Springs (1-0, 4-1)

Sept. 19, Won, 25-9, 25-15, 25-18 vs. Rifle (2-0, 5-1)

Sept. 24, Won, 25-23, 16-25, 25-17, 25-21 at Moffat County (3-0, 6-1)

Sept. 26, Won 26-24, 25-23, 25-21 at Battle Mountain (4-0, 7-1)

Sept. 26, Lost 15-25, 17-25, 19-25 at Eagle Valley (4-1, 7-2)

Oct. 2, Won 25-17, 25-13, 25-12 vs. Delta (5-1, 8-2)

Oct. 3, Won 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 vs. Palisade (6-1, 9-2)

Oct. 6, Won 25-14, 25-10, 25-17 at Rifle (7-1, 10-2)

Oct. 8 Won 21-25, 25-20, 25-18, 20-25, 15-11 vs. Glenwood Springs (8-1, 11-2)

Oct. 10 Won 25-17, 25-20, 25-23 at Summit (8-1, 12-2)

Oct 15 Won 25-16, 25-14, 25-13 vs. Moffat County (9-1, 13-2)

Oct. 17 Won 20-25, 25-18, 25-18, 27-25 vs. Battle Mountain (14-2, 10-1)

Oct. 17 Lost 21-25, 20-25, 21-25 vs. Eagle Valley (14-3, 10-2)

Oct. 22 Lost 20-25, 16-25, 25-23, 22-25 at Palisade (14-4, 10-3)

Oct. 23 Won 25-13, 22-25, 25-20, 25-15 at Delta (15-4, 11-3)

Oct. 31 at Montrose for District 8 Tournament. Teams: 1. Montrose; 2. Mullen; 3. Steamboat Springs; 4. Palisade; 5. Montezuma-Cortez; 6. Pueblo East.

Volleyball results

Steamboat Springs

Set 1, 25

Set 2, 16

Set 3, 25

Set 4, 25

Moffat County

Set 1, 23

Set 2, 25

Set 3, 17

Set 4, 21

— In the first match-up of the season between longtime rivals, the Steamboat Springs High School varsity volleyball team was able to top Moffat County High School, 3-1, in Craig.

The two teams were evenly matched Thursday night, but the visiting Sailors were able to defeat the Bulldogs in the first, third and fourth sets.

Steamboat coach Wendy Hall said she was happy with the result.

"Obviously, if we can get out of here with a win, it's huge," she said. "We've had a lot of battles with Moffat the last few years, so I'm happy with the win."

Getting there, however, was a bit rough.

"I feel like we were a little sloppy tonight," Hall said. "Moffat County was able to take advantage."

Making sure her team controls the ball before playing this weekend will be crucial for her team's success.

"We'll be working on cleaning things up at practice," she said. "But, they were able to get it done and hang in there."

After the Sailors struggled Thursday, they were able to come back together.

"They turned it around as a team," Hall said. "That's one of their strengths. They can carry each other, like they did tonight."

For the Bulldogs, several younger players got to experience the rivalry firsthand.

Sophomore Annie Sadvar played in a few games as a freshman, but she said the Thursday night game against the Sailors didn't compare.

"It was really exciting, especially at the end," she said. "I was hoping we could pull through, but we did good."

Unlike the Saturday match against Glenwood Springs High School, Moffat County kept Steamboat close, and neither side was able to pull away.

For sophomore Melissa Camilletti, the rivalry was everything she expected it to be.

"It was a lot more competitive," she said. "We had to work harder. But, it was fun because we had to play to our full potential."

Potential is how the setter would best describe her team.

"I think we have the potential to be good, especially when we push ourselves," she said. "What we sometimes do is psyche ourselves out when other teams come in."

One of the big reasons Moffat County was psyched out was senior Colleen King, Steamboat's top player.

But, after a few sets, Moffat County knew it could compete, Camilletti said.

"We knew Colleen is good, and we thought she would dominate us," she said. "After a while, we realized we could shut her down."

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jk 5 years ago

We struggled against Glenwood, the Saturday game mentioned was against Rifle.

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