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By Jocelyn Rowley
Sports@lhvc.com 

Volleyball: Niwot extends win streak to six

 

October 12, 2016



The Niwot volleyball team posted its sixth consecutive victory last week, beating conference opponents Centaurus (4-12) and Thompson Valley (6-9) in straight sets. The Cougars moved to 8-0 in Northern League play, and 9-3 overall. Niwot is currently ranked 6th in the CHSAANOW 4A volleyball poll.

On Sept. 27, the Cougars beat the Centaurus Warriors 25-22, 25-21, 25-17. Junior Mackenzie Fidelak was the star of the night for Niwot, with 12 kills and six aces, the most for any Cougar this season. She was also the team leader in digs, with 12. Sophomore Ashley Richard, meanwhile, had seven digs and two aces on the night, and sophomore teammate Zoe Gonzales was the Cougars’ top blocker, with three.

The Thompson Valley Eagles traveled to the home of the Cougars on Sept. 29 for their second matchup of the season. Niwot was again a straight-set winner over the Eagles, 25-23, 25-11, 25-21. Senior Sarah Falk had a big night on offense for the Cougars, with 11 kills and three aces. She added a block and six digs on defense. Her younger sister Emma Falk added two aces and five kills for the Cougars, while Bradbury had 13 digs and an ace.

The Cougars were back in action at home on Oct. 4 in a pivotal match against league and crosstown rival Silver Creek (12-0). They travel to Greeley Oct. 6 to take on the Northridge Grizzlies (3-9).

(9/27) — Niwot 3, Centaurus

Niwot (8-3, 7-0) 25, 25, 18, 26

Centaurus (4-11, 0-6) 20, 23, 25, 24

Kills — Mackenzie Fidelak 12, Sarah Falk 7, Emma Falk 6, Zoe Gonzales 4, Brynn Chavez 3, Emma Shiers 2, Audrey Richard 1

Blocks — Zoe Gonzales 3, Sarah Falk 2, Mackenzie Fidelak 1, Emma Falk 1

Digs — Mackenize Fidelak 12, Ashley Bradbury 10, Rachel Priola 9, Audrey Richard 7, Brynn Chavez 4, Sarah Falk 2, Emma Falk 2, Courtney Smoljan 1,

Aces — Mackenzie Fidelak 6, Audrey Richard 2, Courtney Smoljan 1

(9/29) — Niwot 3, Thompson Valley 0

Niwot (9-3, 8-0) 25, 25, 25

Thompson Valley (6-9, 3-4) 23, 11, 21

Kills — Fidelak 12, Sarah Falk 11, Emma Falk 5, Zoe Gonzales 4, Emma Shiers 1, Ashley Bradbury 1

Blocks — Zoe Gonzales 4, Mackenzie Fidelak 3, Emma Falk 3, Emma Shiers 2, Sarah Falk 1

Digs — Brynn Chavez 16, Ashley Bradbury 13, Mackenize Fidelak 9, Sarah Falk 6, Courtney Smoljan 5, Rachel Priola 3, Audrey Richard 1, Emma Falk 1, Zoe Gonzales 1

Aces — Courtney Smoljan 3, Sarah Falk 3, Emma Falk 2, Ashley Bradbury 1, Brynn Chavez 1

 

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