One of 12 teams left in the Class 2A field, the No. 12 Lady Bears traveled to the Denver Coliseum this weekend where they will play against No. 1 seed Yuma High School (22-1 overall, 8-0 in Lower Platte League) and No. 8 seed Rangely High School (21-4 overall, 11-1 in Western Slope League).
Ian MacLaren reported results in the Colorado Class 2A state volleyball tournament, which is underway at the Denver Coliseum. Get results immediately on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Imac_34:
SaturdayDolores vs. Rangely, Set 1The Lady Bears play Rangely in a rematch of last Saturday’s regional final, which ended with Rangely beating Dolores 15-11 in the 5th set.
Dolores gets off to a slow start against Rangely in Class 2A state tournament match. Several unforced errors put the Lady Bears in a 15-7 hole and drop the first set 25-11 after several unforced errors. Rangely middle hitter Sarah Conner got off to a strong start.
Dolores vs. Rangely, Set 2Dolores beats Rangely 25-20 in the second set of Class 2A state tournament match. Tatum Majors and Cameron Schafer score several crucial points to help the Lady Bears pull away. Critical third set upcoming.
Dolores vs. Rangely, Set 3Dolores volleyball team loses and eight-point lead in the third set and loses set to Rangely 26-24. Lady Bears now trail Rangely two sets to one.
Dolores vs. Rangely, Set 4Dolores beats Rangely 25-14 in the fourth set of match at Class 2A state tournament. Lady Bears move to a decisive fifth set against Rangely for the second time this season.
Dolores vs. Rangely, Set 5Dolores volleyball team loses to Rangely in a classic five-set match at the Class 2A state tournament. Lady Bears lose 25-11, 20-25, 26-24, 14-25, 15-13. Dolores finishes its season with 22-4 overall record.
FridayDolores vs. Yuma, Set 1The Dolores High School volleyball team loses opening set to Yuma, 25-9. The Lady Bears are struggling to keep up with Colorado’s top Class 2A team. San Juan Basin League champion Dolores will look to regroup during second set.
Dolores vs. Yuma, Set 2Dolores looks far better in the second set against Yuma. The Bears jumped out to a 14-10 lead after a kill by Tatum Majors, but Yuma scores 4 straight points to tie set, 14-14.
Lady Bears look more comfortable as their opening match of the Class 2A state tournament progresses, but drop the second set Yuma beats Dolores 21-25.
Dolores vs. Yuma, Set 3Dolores volleyball team hanging tough against Yuma in third set that is tied 17-17. Lady Bears heart on display as they refuse to give in to Class 2A’s top-ranked team. Dolores volleyball team loses to top-seeded Yuma, 25-9, 25-21, 25-19 in the opening round of the Class 2A state tournament. Lady Bears put forth a good effort, but Yuma’s offensive firepower was too much for Dolores to handle.
What’s nextYuma plays No. 8 Rangely later today. Dolores plays Rangely on Saturday morning. The top finisher in the three-team pool will advance to the Class 2A State semifinals, which will be played on Saturday. The Class 2A state finals will be played later on Saturday.