Del Norte makes quick work of visiting Bobcats


By Stephen Jiron
DEL NORTE — By Stephen Jiron
DEL NORTE — The seventh ranked Del Norte Tigers welcomed Custer County to the Tiger Field house for a Thursday night non-league volleyball meeting.
Del Norte (10-1) took the home match three sets to none. The win makes nine in a row for the red hot Tigers. One would have to cycle back to August 24th to find Del Norte’s only loss of the season, to 3A’s Alamosa. Despite that loss the Tiger’s league record remains untarnished at 5-0.
Custer County (2-5) opened the season with two straight wins, but since then have found themselves on a skid with Thursday night making number five.
When the action got underway between the Tigers and Bobcats Del Norte took immediate control. After opening up a 15-5 lead, a 5 point rally pushed Del Norte even closer. Cooling off late in the first set Del Norte picked up 3 of the final 5 points on side outs to take it 25-11.
Three straight aces from Del Norte freshman Myka Glover gave the Tigers an early lead in the second set. Despite not pushing out a powerful rally the Tigers kept Custer County silent forcing side outs on five of the Bobcats eight following serves pacing Custer County to a 14-11 game. Then Del Norte loosed a 6-point rally to take complete control. Neither team seemed able to sustain a serve and the final point came off a Glover block. The side out gave Del Norte point number 25 over Custer County’s 15.
With two wins in Del Norte’s pocket the visitors deflated in set number three. The Bobcat’s opening serve turned into a side out. Del Norte took their turn at the service line and looked to be firing on all cylinders with a big kill from Keila Madrid and Lacie Jones picking up blocks. The result was a seven-point rally from Del Norte.
A year removed from making the All-State second team Jones looks to be going full bore on her final ride as she led the Tigers with 119 kills entering Thursday’s game. After three straight side-outs Del Norte was back in the driver’s seat.
A monster rally looked like it could lead to the end of the third set before Custer County’s Memphis Curry culled the Tigers scoring at 10 for a 19-2 game. From there it was just a matter of time as Del Norte took the third set by the largest margin of the night 25-10.
The Tigers will take a well-deserved break as they won’t play again until next week. September 27th Del Norte welcomes No. 11 Sanford for a rivalry night in the field house.

Del Norte (10-1) took the home match three sets to none. The win makes nine in a row for the red hot Tigers. One would have to cycle back to August 24th to find Del Norte’s only loss of the season, to 3A’s Alamosa. Despite that loss the Tiger’s league record remains untarnished at 5-0.
Custer County (2-5) opened the season with two straight wins, but since then have found themselves on a skid with Thursday night making number five.
When the action got underway between the Tigers and Bobcats Del Norte took immediate control. After opening up a 15-5 lead, a 5 point rally pushed Del Norte even closer. Cooling off late in the first set Del Norte picked up 3 of the final 5 points on side outs to take it 25-11.
Three straight aces from Del Norte freshman Myka Glover gave the Tigers an early lead in the second set. Despite not pushing out a powerful rally the Tigers kept Custer County silent forcing side outs on five of the Bobcats eight following serves pacing Custer County to a 14-11 game. Then Del Norte loosed a 6-point rally to take complete control. Neither team seemed able to sustain a serve and the final point came off a Glover block. The side out gave Del Norte point number 25 over Custer County’s 15.  
With two wins in Del Norte’s pocket the visitors deflated in set number three. The Bobcat’s opening serve turned into a side out. Del Norte took their turn at the service line and looked to be firing on all cylinders with a big kill from Keila Madrid and Lacie Jones picking up blocks. The result was a seven-point rally from Del Norte.
A year removed from making the All-State second team Jones looks to be going full bore on her final ride as she led the Tigers with 119 kills entering Thursday’s game. After three straight side-outs Del Norte was back in the driver’s seat.
A monster rally looked like it could lead to the end of the third set before Custer County’s Memphis Curry culled the Tigers scoring at 10 for a 19-2 game. From there it was just a matter of time as Del Norte took the third set by the largest margin of the night 25-10.
The Tigers will take a well-deserved break as they won’t play again until next week. September 27th Del Norte welcomes No. 11 Sanford for a rivalry night in the field house.


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