Only two teams in Class 2A are 5-0 after the first weekend of volleyball. And both teams are from the Black Forest League.
Colorado Springs School and Peyton both went 5-0 in the Pioneer Tournament in Cripple Creek over the weekend to boast impressive starts to the season.
Between the two, they went 20-2 in their 10 combined matches during the two-day tourney, with CSS sweeping its five opponents.
The tournament didn’t have an outright winner, so in a way you could say the schools will have to finish this at another time. Lucky for us, that time is less than two weeks away. The Kodiaks travel to Peyton on Sept. 14 at 4 p.m.
A sluggish start in the tourney didn’t bother CSS coach Kyong Lee.
“We had a bumpy first game against Vanguard, came out a little nervous and inconsistent,” Lee said. “But after that they played really well.”
The Kodiaks gave up 23 points in the second game to Vanguard. Other than that, no team hit the 20-point mark against them.
“I got everybody some good playing time,” Lee said. “Everybody performed really well.”
Peyton had to overcome the loss of setter Shelby Patterson who injured her ankle against Fountain Valley. While Patterson is expected back this week, it forced Goodman to see who was available to replace Patterson at setter.
An exchange of smiles with Sarah Logar let the coach know the junior could do the job. Logar stepped in two years removed from last playing the position and the Panthers hardly missed a beat.
“I was very pleased with how the girls played,” Goodman said. “Very impressed.”