Ranked number one in their conference and 12th nationally, the girls’ volleyball team has continued their successful 2015 season.
“We’ve had ten games so far—four at our home tournament, four at a tournament in Indianapolis, and two other home conference games,” states sophomore Ellie Monarch. “We’ve done pretty well—we won all our games at our home tournament and then we went two-and- two when we played the number one team in the nation in Indianapolis. In our home opener we also beat South Dakota School of Mines and Black Hills State.”
Surprising to both the team and the fans, the Lady Orediggers came up short in their game against Western State on the last Friday of September despite predictions they would do well. However, they were able to rebound the next day and defeat CSU Pueblo. As the season moves along, the ladies have been able to develop their team dynamics.
“We are starting to click technically as a team on the floor. We are starting to figure out what works. Off the court we are doing really well too. We spend quite a bit of time together, but we are handling it really well,” Monarch attests.
Thankfully with the exception of only a couple incidences, only the minor muscle sores and aches have burdened the team.
“Maddie, one of our sophomore middles, got a concussion and we’ve had to work around that. Ashley, our junior outside, had surgery on her knee because she tore her meniscus during preseason. Other than that though, there have been just little expected things here and there,” states Monarch.
The team will try to continue their dominance this weekend against MSU and UCCS.