Glenwood Volleyball Hosts Demons Invitational

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Gracie Stewart, Reporter

Serves up! It’s volleyball season in Colorado. Thursday, August 30 through Saturday, September 1, our small town held a Volleyball tournament where teams as far as Denver to Steamboat Springs came to play our Lady Demons.

Varsity coach, Kehau Rust, will embark on her second season leading the Lady Demons. Before she came here, she coached Beach Volleyball for Colorado Mesa University. When asked about the hardest team they were going to have to beat and what they needed to do, Rust responded with, “Definitely Steamboat. There are going to be a lot of great teams with skill levels all over the place. We are good at handling the chaos, so all we need to do is execute the plays and we’ll be fine.”

On the varsity team there are eight seniors, Ally Rosenmerkel (1), Logan Nieslanik (2), Kaley Justice (3),  Brooke Hunter (5), Sarah Wagner (7), Baylee Johnson (10), Ashley Emery (11). Johnson and Emery are the varsity team captains.

“Ashley is like the mother of the team so that binds us closer together and that gives us better chemistry,” Rosenmerkel said. “Baylee is super supportive and that helps a lot. Since we have been playing together for such a long time that our skills have blended together.” 

The Lady Demons played four different games. They won three of them. They beat Grand Valley, Littleton and won a very close game against Coal Ridge. They also played a close game against Mead. Although they didn’t get the opportunity to face highly-regarded Steamboat, they did play very well.

The attendance was low, but the experience to just even be in the same gym as them was amazing. These girls have been working their hardest so far this season.

After the Invitational, the Lady Demons have had two more games. Tuesday, September 4, the Demons took on the Tigers in Grand Junction. They played a thrilling five games and came out on top. On Thursday, September 6, the Demons played a home game against the Battle Mountain Huskies. The Demons put up a good fight but lost after an exhausting four games.