Colorado High School Volleyball - Valor Christian Regis Jesuit
(September 2, 2011: Highlands Ranch, CO 80126) The Regis Jesuit Raiders volleyball team scored 3 points and limited the host Valor Christian Eagles to 1 in the Raiders non-league win on Friday.
With the win, Regis Jesuit upgrades its record to 1-1 on the year. The Raiders travel to Air Academy (US Air Force Academy, CO) to play the Kadets in a non-league outing on Friday, September 2. The Kadets go into the outing with a record of 0-0.
The Eagles now own a 2-1 record. They play next when they travel to Pueblo South for a non-league outing on Friday, September 2.
Valor Christian (Ranked 6th in 4A) and Regis Jesuit (Ranked 2nd in 5A) played a great opening round match of the annual Regis Gold Crown Tournament. After both teams settled down from first set jitters, the teams fought tooth and nail. In set three, teams exchanged sideouts at 24-24, 25-25, and 26-26 with Regis taking the set. Not discouraged, Valor Christian came out well in the fourth set but ended falling short as the #2 ranked Raiders emerged victorious.
Coach Nielsen said, "There is good reason why Regis is ranked 2nd in 5A here in Colorado. They are an extremely talented team and well disciplined in their movements. It is obvious they have had some great coaching."
Regis continues in the winner's bracket at the tournament with Holy Family, while Valor moves to the loser bracket to face Pueblo South.