Gilpin High School hosts invitational volleyball tournament

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Lady Eagles varsity comes out third in standings

By Patty Unruh

Gilpin County High School was the scene on August 29 of an invitational volleyball tournament. Gilpin’s varsity took third place, with a 2-1 record to begin the season. The junior varsity was fourth in the standings. Six teams participated in the tournament, including Gilpin, Nederland, Lake County, Denver Waldorf, Soroco, and Shining Mountain Waldorf. Varsity games took place in the main gym, and junior varsity games were held in the auxiliary gym.

Battle against Shining Mountain Waldorf

The Lady Eagles varsity team defeated Shining Mountain Waldorf 2-0 at the invitational. Set scores were 25/17 and 25/23.

The Lady Eagles have an experienced team this year, with five of its ten players being seniors.

Seniors Alyssa Chareunsouk and Sierra Deleon shared top place in kills with 5 each. Bailey Hanssen and Stephanie Siegrist, also seniors, chipped in with 3 apiece, while senior Siera Planck added 2 and sophomore Jada Gohdes made 1.

Freshman Cicely Lepro got the only serving ace of 48 total serves.

Hanssen and Siegrist each got 1 solo block.

Chareunsouk was the leader in digs with 11; Lepro followed with 5, and Planck and Deleon contributed 4 each.

Deleon had 13 ball handling assists.

Serving received success was led by Chareunsouk with 19.

Match with Lake County

Once again, Gilpin triumphed 2-0 as they played Lake County. Set scores were 25/13 and 26/24.

Leader in kills was Siegrist with 7.

Chareunsouk blasted 4 serving aces.

Junior Alexis Kennedy shone with 10 digs, followed by Lepro with 11, Chareunsouk with 9, Deleon with 7, freshman Alex Martin with 5, and Siegrist with 3.

Deleon was once again tops in ball handling assists with 10.

Serving received success was led by Chareunsouk with 9 and Lepro with 7.

Contest with Denver Waldorf

The Lady Eagles were disappointed in their match with Denver Waldorf, losing 2-1. Set scores were 25/17, 25/21, and 15/10.

Siegrist was the leader in kills with 5.

Deleon contributed 2 serving aces and Siegrist 1.

First in digs was Chareunsouk with 8; Kennedy Martin Lepro, and Deleon each had 4.

Deleon proved skilled again in ball handling assists with 13, and Chareunsouk showed 13 was the lucky number as well in serving received success.

Junior Varsity Games

The JV team placed fourth in the standings, but no details were made available.

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