ALAMOSA — The regional round has reached its conclusion. 2018 has been a productive year for volleyball programs valley wide. After a very busy weekend State qualifiers have been named.
Alamosa (25-0) played host to DSST: Green Valley and Buena Vista. Neither were a match for the stampeding Moose who cleared all competition in 6 sets.
With both matches in hand Alamosa qualified for the state tournament. The Mean Moose’s second overall seed will grant them a bye in the first round of play on Thursday. Alamosa will begin their day at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of No. 7 Faith Christian and No. 10. Resurrection Christian.
Centauri (16-9) was in Colorado Springs for regional competition. In their first game of the night the Falcons won a war of attrition with Delta that saw the two teams on the court for five sets.
With Colorado Springs Christian also dispatching Delta the deciding game came down to the Falcons and Lions in the final match of the night. While the Falcons got their hits in, it wouldn’t be enough. Colorado Springs Christian took the match 3-1 and advanced to the state tournament.
Del Norte Volleyball poses with their 'state qualifier' plaque with a 2-0 record at regionals. Del Norte will play Byers Thursday Morning at 11 a.m.
Del Norte (15-2) got to host their regional matches in the Tiger Fieldhouse. The Tigers took full advantage of the home court advantage Saturday morning. Against visitors Rocky Ford and Dolores the Tigers powered their way to a State Championship berth taking out both visitors in three sets apiece. The Tigers will start their journey to state title on Thursday at 11 a.m. against 11th seeded Byers.
A good day started with Sanford (16-9) knocking off Wray in three sets. With host team Swink also taking out Wray it would be the third match that decided who would move on to state. Sanford came out with steam with a 25-17 win in the first set. Swink took it from there and claimed the final three and a spot at state.
Sargent (7-3) struggled at their regional matches. The Farmers were unable to get past Holyoke or host Meeker and ended their day with a 0-2 set count.
With a respectable second place finish at the District tournament Sangre de Cristo (12-6) made good on their regional qualifying spot. The Thunderbirds rolled through Nucla allowing no more than 13 points in any of their three sets.
Against host Dove Creek, Sangre de Cristo was no less dominant with a 3-0 win to earn their place in the state tournament. Sangre’s day starts early on Thursday as they face fifth seeded Merino at 9:30 a.m.