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Bruins volleyball on verge of leading WSL

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Photo by Wayne Crick Cedaredge sophomores Baylee Harris (7) and Kammie Henderson (6) set a double block against Rangely's Makenzie Cochrane (12). Harris got her left hand on the ball and blocked the ball down for a point in the Bruins' 3-1 win on Saturda

Heather Dunbar's Bruins are enjoying a stellar season on the volleyball court. Though Cedaredge is listed second in 3A WSL standings, 6-0 and 13-1, the Bruins have a better record and higher RPI than Coal Ridge, 6-0 and 10-4.

The Bruins are ranked third in state 3A standings while Coal Ridge is sitting in the 15th spot. Cedaredge, while ranked third, has the state's top RPI numbers at 0.634. Coal Ridge is shown in the 18th spot in RPI (0.557). A win against Coal Ridge Oct. 13 will put the Bruins in the driver's seat in 3A WSL play.

Cedaredge's lone loss of the season came to powerful Meeker on Sept. 1. The Cowboys own a 9-0 2A/1A league mark with a 15-0 overall record.

The Bruins are poised and confident with an athleticism that's deceiving. Cedaredge controlled set one against the match in De Beque on Oct. 2 for a 25-17 win. Set two was a little closer, but still a Bruin win, 25-19. De Beque spoiled the shutout in set three with a 25-23 decision and the Bruins closed out the match with a 25-18 win in set four.

The same brand of play was exhibited against Rangley last Saturday with the Bruins earning a 3-1 victory. The only loss was a 25-23 setback in set two against the Panthers.

On the season, senior Courtney Freeman leads the Bruins in kills (120), digs (125) and service receptions with 143. Sophomore Kammie Henderson holds the top number of blocks for the Bruins at 18 with junior Makayla Kehmeier leading in service aces with 26 and sophomore Baylee Harris leading in assists with 276.

Coach Dunbar is thrilled to be in the position she and the Bruins find themselves in following weekend play.

Cedaredge, in addition to facing Coal Ridge Oct. 13, will play in Hotchkiss on Oct. 19, and at home against Grand Valley on Oct. 23 with the regular season finale at home against Delta's Panthers on Oct. 27.

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