Alamosa sweeps series with Pagosa Springs

Alamosa junior Emily DePriest (14) steers an attack to the near side to get it past Pagosa Springs' Brighid Parken (2) (Courier photo by Stephen Jiron)

The Mean Moose extend their winning streak to twenty in a row

ALAMOSA  — The streak lives on. Friday morning Alamosa Volleyball (20-0) hosted an Intermountain league match against Pagosa Springs (5-9). The Moose took the meeting three sets to none.

The Mean Moose are running full bore right now and get a good spread of production. Sylvie Caton- senior, and Terese Chaves,-sophomore, lead the Moose in kills per set with 3.4 and 2.1 respectively.  Juniors Emily DePriest and Taylor Motz have led in blocks with 66 and 54 respectively.

Friday morning things got off to a relatively slow start with Alamosa and Pagosa Springs trading side outs. The Moose scored the first meaningful blow with a three-point rally to take an 8-6 lead. A kill from Alamosa’s Taylor Motz put her team back in the driving seat, and the Moose piled on five more to go up 14-7. The Pirates would get things going piecing together a three-point rally before a block from Emily DePriest gave Alamosa the serve once again.

A final kill from Motz gave Alamosa set number one 25-19.
The second set was hotly contested. Alamosa got a four point run early and Pagosa Springs would later answer that with a three-point run. Both teams were scoring consistently all the way to a 24-22 Alamosa lead. With Pagosa Springs serving DePriest came up big once again with a block to give Alamosa a 25-22 win and a 2-0 lead.

Alamosa trailed early in the third, with Motz, Jordan Mobbley and Alyssa Crowther line up at the net the Moose claimed the lead with a 6 point run. That run would make the set as Alamosa would not relinquish the lead it earned all the way to a 25-19 win in three.

With the win Alamosa sweeps the series and continues to snowball toward the post season.
Alamosa will stay home on Tuesday when the Centauri Falcons (9-6) come to town. Alamosa owns the series (1-0) and outranks the Falcons in the RPI.  Despite all that Alamosa has good reason not to sleep on the Falcons. According to RPI Centauri is the strongest 3A opponent that Alamosa will face all season. That and rivalries breed competition. Falcons at the Mean Moose Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.


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