By: Olivia Nesbit
Pueblo County Hornets girls varsity volleyball team was buzzing with excitement at the oncoming season. The team is off to a great start. On Aug. 24 they played the Alamosa Moose and won the match 3-0. Emily Crites, sophomore, was awarded Pueblo County’s Player of the Match.
PCHS varsity girls volleyball played Mesa Ridge on Sept. 2. Abby Budd started off the match with a serve to the Mesa Ridge Grizzlies. The Hornets started behind in all three of the matches but did not give up. The first match was even in volleys and kept going back and forth.
The Grizzlies called for a time out around halfway through the first match while the Hornets were up 11-4. Despite starting behind, the Hornets continued to battle and won the first set 25-12. The teams both took short breaks in between sets and prepared themselves for the next match. Mesa Ridge started ahead once again on the second set. The Hornets proudly kept pushing themselves and won the second match 25-18. Finally the hornets played the last set of the night. The Hornets struggled throughout the night to start ahead, but pulled through for themselves and their teammates and won the game 3 sets to 0.
The varsity girls volleyball game was intense for fans and the players alike. The thrill on the court made it all the more fun to watch. PCHS Rowdies were cheering loud and proud for their fellow Hornets during the game. There was not a moment of silence. September 8, 2021 Player of the Match was awarded to No.3, senior Abby Budd. Abby played hard all game as well as her teammates and she scored 5 points for the Hornets. The PCHS girls varsity volleyball team has high hopes for the next games of the season, and hopes to stay strong.