Yuma volleyball ready for 3A challenge after win at Akron
Yuma High School’s volleyball team is stepping up in classification for the next week after notching another win Thursday night in Akron.
The top-ranked Indians are 7-0 overall, 2-0 in the Lower Platte Activities Association, after outlasting an improved Akron squad, 25-21, 25-18, 25-17, Thursday night in Akron.
Now comes a challenging triangular Saturday at University High School in Greeley. The Indians will play University, ranked No. 3 in the Class 3A Top 10 (CHSAANow.com polls), as well as Class 4A Roosevelt, which recently beat perennial 3A power Sterling. Speaking of which, the Indians play in Sterling on Tuesday.
“It’s going to be good,” Noble said of Saturday. “We’ll kind of see how we stand up to the bigger classification teams.”
The challenging stretch comes at a good time as the Indians seem to be improving with each match.
Yuma High School’s volleyball team seems to improve with each match.
“We’re still relatively young in regards to varsity experience,” coach Jenny Noble said. “We’re still working over the nervousness of being in varsity matches. I can tell we’re getting more comfortable in that department. The older players are doing a good job with the younger players.”
The Akron Rams have turned it around nicely this season, entering the week with a 5-2 record and ranked No. 10 in this week’s 2A Top 10 (CHSAANow.com polls). They are now 5-3 overall after falling to the Indians.
Cody Robinson had 15 kills in the 3-0 win, while Chasey Blach added 10, Taylor Hansen six, Ema Richardson three, and Elle Roth two. Yuma had eight blocks at the net, with Richardson and Hansen each in on four of them, and Blach and Robinson three each. Reagan Nolin led in setting assists with 32, and Robinson was 19-20 on serve receive.
Akron struck around in the three sets partially due to subpar serving from the Indians, who were 79 percent from the line. Nolin was 14-17 with one ace, Blach 13-15 with one ace, Roth 9-10 with two aces, Hansen 7-10 with two aces, Richardson 7-10, Robinson 5-8 and Trinity Law 2-2.