Volleyball off to regionals Saturday


 By: Carter Williams

In an utterly dominate performance at districts, the Eaton volleyball team swept the competition in three straight, 3-0 wins against Platte Canyon, Clear Creek and Faith Christian. The Reds hope to carry that momentum into this weekend’s Regional competition.
Earlier in the week, in a seemingly Patriot League Championship game, the girls came up short on Thursday, Oct. 20 against defending state champions, the Valley Vikings. Although the girls didn’t get the conference win, they turned around on Saturday, Nov. 5 to bury their competition.
The Reds and Vikings went back and forth in the match, with Valley winning games one, and three, and Eaton winning games two and four to force a fifth game. But in the end, Valley came out on top 15-12 in the fifth game.
The Lady Reds, however, had a tremendous, 19-3, season and have earned a place in Regionals which will begin Saturday, Nov. 5 against Colorado Springs Christian, Weld Central, and Manitou Springs in Colorado Springs. The Reds are seeded one in their region, and are predicted to be the number 3 seed in the state tournament. The Reds say they are very confident going in. “I feel like if we play up to our potential, we can beat anyone we play,” said Molly Wilson (13).
The Reds plan to continue on to State and make a run. Both Kendra Cunningham and Kayla Carroll (12) say they know what that will take. And this being their senior year, they also say they will be working harder than they have all season. “We can compete with anyone,” Said Carroll, “We’re good enough to win. It’s all on us to get it done.”