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Niwot drops close match to defending 4A state champs


March 22, 2018

Photo by Jocelyn Rowley Freshman Lucy Lu prepares to return a shot against Centaurus.

If ever there was a good time for a loss, Niwot’s narrow 4-3 defeat at the hands of defending Class 4A state champions Cheyenne Mountain on March 17, was it, according to head coach Aimee Keronen.

With four of the seven matches lasting three sets, her team not only showed it can compete with the top teams in the state, it gave the players some keen insights for beating the nine-time champs in May.

“I think it was ok to lose some of those three-set matches, because our girls are hungry now,” Keronen said. “We see where we’re at and what we need to work on. If we hadn’t played t...

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