Falcons fall to Moose in home triangular

Photo by Stephen Jiron Alamosa’s Terese Chavez (1) attacks in front of Camrey Ruybal (1) and Tori Huffaker (11) of Centauri. Alamosa finished with a 2-0 record, while Centauri went 1-1 at their home triangular.

LA JARA — Over the weekend the Falcons played host for a trio of big games in the 3A Volleyball Intermountain League (IML). Alamosa (10-1) came away perfect knocking off both the host Falcons 3-2 and Montezuma-Cortez 3-0. Centauri (5-4) broke even after falling to Alamosa by defeating Montezuma-Cortez 3-1.


The main match of the day of interest to valley sports fans was the much-anticipated meeting of rivals Alamosa and Centauri. It would not disappoint.


The two squads shared point runs in the early going. Alamosa would go on a three-point rally and Centauri would answer.


The Moose would control the pace leading Centauri. An Alyssa Crowther kill would finish the set giving Alamosa the win at 25-20.


The Falcons answered right back in set number two.


Early on it was side-out for side-out to a 5-4 lead for Alamosa. Centauri went on a four-point run before Alamosa called a timeout. It would break up the run of momentum, but the Falcons were the only ones scoring during their time at the service line running out to a 25-13 win in set two.


Each squad would claim victories by narrow two-point margins in the sets three and four to even the match with two apiece and setting up a final frame.


The Falcons opened the final set with a 3-2 lead.


Alamosa quickly eclipsed the lead with kills from Jordan Mobbley, Emily DePriest and Terese Chavez.
The Falcon’s Tori Huffaker would end the rally forcing a side out but Alamosa kept the home team quiet maintaining the lead to the set’s 15-8 conclusion.


Alamosa followed that performance by blanking Montezuma-Cortez 3-0. In the final match of the day, Centauri also defeated Cortez to complete the triangular with a 1-1 record.


Alamosa will go home for another league game welcoming Monte Vista (1-8) to Alamosa High School on Tuesday the 24th at 6 p.m. Centauri will stay home all this week. On Thursday Centauri will be at home against Lamar (8-2), Saturday the Falcons will play host to Pagosa Springs (3-6).

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