by Dreama Ortivez
SWINK- The La Veta volleyball team was very busy last week with two home games and an all-day tournament in Swink last Saturday.
Last Wednesday the ladies were on their home court to host the Southern Colorado Early College Academy (charter school from Pueblo West). The Redskins made short work as they won three games in a row. Game one was 25-23, Game two 25-17 and game three was 25-13.
The ladies did not get much rest as they were back on the court at home on Friday to play the Del Norte Tigers. The Redskins were fired up and wanted the victory as this was a league game. In the first game, the Tigers defeated the Redskins 25-16, but the Redskins came firing back with a 25-14 win in game two. In game three the Tigers answered right back with a win 25-16. The lady Redskins fought hard to get the next victory 25-18. Both teams were very determined to claim the victory and played hard, but unfortunately the lady Redskins fell short in the fifth game, losing to the Tigers 12 -15.
Saturday, the Redskins found themselves on the big white bus bright and early again. They traveled to Swink for an all-day tournament. The girls played 4 different teams throughout the day. The first game they played was Genoa-Hugo. The girls made short work, defeating Genoa-Hugo 25-17 in the first game and 25-17 in the second game. Next the Redskins played Cheraw. It did not take long for the Redskins to put away the Cheraw Wolverines, 25-16 and 25-21.
The Lady Redskins’ next opponents were the Holly Wildcats. The Redskins were on a roll and took care of the Wildcats, finding themselves another victory. In the first game the lady Redskins won 25-19 and in the second game they won 25-20. For the Redskins’ final game of the day, they took the court against the Swink Lions. The lady Redskins fell short and lost two in a row to the lady lions 10-25 and 20-25.
The Redskins will take the court again this week at home on Saturday starting at 3 pm for another league game. They will host the Sanford Indians. This will also be Parents’ night.
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