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Volleyball: Niwot and Holy Family battle it out in five-set thriller


October 24, 2017

Jocelyn Rowley

The Cougars celebrate after winning a point against Holy Family on Oct. 23

The Cougars will have to wait a few more weeks for their next chance to avenge last year’s heartbreaking playoff loss to the Holy Family Tigers. In five riveting sets, Ali Travis and the Tigers clawed their way back from a 0-2 deficit to hand the Cougars their third loss of the season 25-23, 25-23, 15-25, 17-25, 15-17.

The Cougars started strong and took the first two sets on the strength of their blocks, led by juniors Emma Falk and Zoe Gonzales, who ended the night with eight apiece. Senior Julia Stephenson also had a big night up front, with five blocks, while Mackenzie Fidelak had th...

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