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Gazette Premium Content Volleyball regionals roundup: Springs has plenty of teams heading to state

By Scott Kaniewski Published: November 2, 2013

5A

Region 9: Rampart advances

At Rampart: No. 9 Rampart (20-5) advanced to next week's state final, winning Region 9 by winning a tough match against No. 28 Fairview in four sets (25-23, 25-11, 23-25, 31-29) before breezing through No. 16 Ralston Valley in straight sets (25-17, 25-13, 25-10).

Rams senior Mckenna Thornlow led the Rams with a combined 32 digs over the two matches, including 21 against Fairview.

Amanda Cushen led Rampart with 28 kills, while Janice Jin added 19 and August Raskie added 18.

Region 12: Pine Creek advances

At Pine Creek: The No. 12 Eagles swept No. 25 Douglas County (25-22, 25-18, 25-21) and No. 13 Lakewood (25-20, 25-16, 25-19) to advance to the state tournament.

Alyssa Brinton had 27 kills over the two matches, while Kristina Susak had 22 and Mackenzie Swan 19. Swan added 25 assists, while Megan Hamstad had 37 combined assists.

Region 3: Liberty eliminated

At Fossil Ridge: No. 34 Liberty (9-14) fell to both No. 3 Fossil Ridge and No. 22 ThunderRidge in straight sets.

Fossil Ridge won 25-11, 25-14, 25-11, and the Grizzlies won 25-13, 25-17, 25-14.

Region 5: Palmer eliminated

At Mountain Vista: Palmer (13-12) was swept by both No. 5 Mountain Vista and No. 20 Chatfield to be knocked out of regional play.

Mountain Vista won 25-14, 25-8, 25-9, while Chatfield won 25-22, 25-17, 25-23.

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Region 1: Lewis-Palmer advances

At Lewis-Palmer: No. 1 Lewis-Palmer (23-2) looked the part of the top seed, sweeping No. 36 Pueblo County (25-9, 25-11, 25-18) and No. 24 Glenwood Springs (25-20, 25-21, 25-22) to return to the state championship.

Last year's runners-up were led by Alexa Smith, who had 19 kills against Pueblo County and 16 against Glenwood Springs.

Region 2: Palmer Ridge eliminated

At Longmont: No. 23 Palmer Ridge (14-10) split matches in Longmont, defeating No. 35 D'Evelyn (25-18, 25-14, 25-14) but fell to No. 2 Longmont (25-6, 25-17, 25-18) to miss out on the chance to reach the state tournament.

Region 3: Cheyenne Mountain advances

At Cheyenne Mountain: No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain (22-3) swept through the regional to return to the 4A state tournament and try to defend its five consecutive titles.

The Indians breezed past No. 34 Montezuma-Cortez (25-11, 25-10, 25-22) before dispatching of No. 22 Eagle Valley (25-23, 25-19, 25-16).

Jenna Price had a combined 20 kills and Maddie Beal had 19, while Lindsey Baker had 14 and Mara Barkley 12.

Region 5: Coronado advances, Canon City eliminated

At Battle Mountain: No. 20 Coronado (17-7) swept its regional on the road, beating No. 32 Canon City before upsetting No. 5 Battle Mountain (25-20, 25-16, 25-13) with ease.

No stats were available.

Region 12: Mesa Ridge eliminated

At Valor Christian: No. 25 Mesa Ridge (16-8) was knocked out by No. 13 Windsor (25-22, 25-20, 25-19) and No. 12 Valor Chrisitan (25-15, 25-22, 24-26, 25-22).

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Region 1: James Irwin eliminated

At Eaton: No. 36 James Irwin was swept by No. 1 Eaton (25-10, 25-2, 25-14) and fell to No. 24 Eagle Ridge (25-9, 25-27, 25-19, 25-21) to get knocked out of regional play.

Region 5: St. Mary's eliminated

At Holy Family: No. 32 St. Mary's (10-13) was swept out of regional play, falling to No. 5 Holy Family (25-18, 25-7, 25-17) and No. 20 Bennett (25-19, 25-23, 25-23).

Freshman Brighid Heaney led the Pirates with seven kills against Bennett.

Region 10: CSCS eliminated

At Machebeuf: No. 15 Colorado Springs Christian School (14-11) opened with a sweep of No. 27 Roaring Fork only to lose a heart-breaker in five sets to No. 10 Machebeuf and narrowly miss advancing to state.

Scores and stats were not available.

Region 7: TCA eliminated

At University: No. 18 The Classical Academy (13-12) eliminated Rifle (25-8, 25-14, 23-25, 25-18) from regional contention, before being swept by host No. 7 University (25-13, 25-22, 25-17) and getting knocked out of the regional.

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