Valley Vikings defeat the Mustangs in State


Photo by Prospector staff Gabby Santos and Meghan McGee prepare to receive a serve in their match against Valley.

After a strong, defining win against Holy Family, the Mustangs fell to the Valley Vikings in their second match of pool play at the class 3A State Volleyball Tournament. The number one seed Vikings swept the twelfth seeded Mustangs in 3 games.

The Mustangs knew, going in, the match would be tough.

“I know they’re scrappy,” said senior setter Meghan McGee. “It will be a challenge for us, but it will be a good challenge.”

Photo by Prospector staff
Gabby Santos and Meghan McGee call the Vikings’ offense as they wait for the serve to start play.

Gabby Santos, a senior middle blocker, said she was nervous headed into the Valley match.

“If we play our game and play how we have this season — if we peak right now — we can definitely beat them.”

With the loss to Valley, the Mustangs’ fate in the state tournament depended on the outcome of the final match in pool play between Holy Family and Valley. In the off chance that Holy Family would beat the Vikings, the Mustangs could still advance.

Valley would go on to sweep Holy Family in match two at the Denver Coliseum, ending Manitou’s state run.

By Prospector Staff