Alamosa volleyball rebounds with win over Pagosa

Alamosa High School’s Sydney Jackson (13) sends the ball over the net in last Saturday’s match against Pagosa Springs at the AHS gym. Jackson had 12 kills as the Lady Mean Moose defeated the Lady Pirates in a three-set sweep (Courier photo by Ken Hamrick).

ALAMOSA – The ninth-ranked Alamosa High School volleyball team rebounded from its loss to Bayfield on Sept. 24 with a three-set win over Pagosa Springs last Saturday at the AHS gym.

The scores were 25-13, 25-14 and 25-21.

“That was a lot better,” said Alamosa coach Annie Mortensen. “Our team worked together and had trust in each other. We came out swinging and had a good match this week.”

The Lady Mean Moose started by scoring the first three points of the first set. They gradually built the lead to 15-6.

The Lady Pirates closed to within a 15-8 deficit, but Alamosa recovered to take a 24-11 advantage. Pagosa narrowed the margin to 24-13, but the Lady Moose scored the final point for a 25-13 victory.

The second set started with Alamosa taking a 5-3 edge. Pagosa Springs came back to tie the score at 5-5, but the Lady Mean Moose went on another run and increased their lead to 18-10.

The Lady Pirates closed to within 18-12, however, Alamosa again finished strong and went on to take the set 25-14.

The Lady Mean Moose opened the third set with a 7-5 lead. However, the Lady Pirates scored three straight points to take an 8-7 edge.

Alamosa rebounded by taking a 13-10 advantage. The lead stood at 17-15 before Pagosa went on a 3-0 run to regain the lead at 18-17.

But the Lady Mean Moose again finished strong and took the set and match by a score of 25-21.

Morgan Ortega led the Alamosa offense with 32 assists. Sydney Jackson led the hitting game with 12 kills, followed by Charley Higham with 10, Avery Mobbley with nine, Mary Masias with eight, and Laci Christensen with four. Taybor Wiedeman was the leader in service aces with two.

Alamosa (8-5, 4-1 Intermountain League) will host Centauri today with the varsity match scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The last time the teams met on Sept. 13 in La Jara, the Lady Mean Moose came out with a four-set victory.

“Centauri is always a big match,” Mortensen said. “They’re pretty good size team and it will be another good match on Tuesday.”

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