Mountain Range sweeps Northglenn, ends three-game slide

Adam Hothersall
Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 10/3/19

Sept. 23 at Mountain Range High School, it was all Lady Mustangs. Taking down non-conference foe Northglenn in three sets, MR snapped their three-game losing streak behind dominate play near the net …

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Mountain Range sweeps Northglenn, ends three-game slide

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Sept. 23 at Mountain Range High School, it was all Lady Mustangs.

Taking down non-conference foe Northglenn in three sets, MR snapped their three-game losing streak behind dominate play near the net and limited mistakes.

Leading the charge upfront, 33 kills from the Lady Mustangs had the Lady Norse off-balance all night. With an eye-popping stat line of 14 kills to lead the team, junior Makenna Reinert proved the driving force for the full stampede ahead.

“She (Reinert) has made a quantum leap upwards in her attack,” Mountain Range coach Peter Silvaggio said postgame. “It started against Horizon, and she has just really elevated her game, and she kept it high tonight. We are really excited for her.”

Taking the first two sets 25-13, Northglenn secured a lead at just two points (2-1 and 3-1) in set No. 2. Giving the Lady Norse their largest lead of the night, senior Charlie Blunt accounted for a devasting spike before MR took over.

Despite continued success in the third set — in which Mountain Range pulled away to the 25-15 win — the Lady Mustangs were also missing two starters. Northglenn also gave the home team a scare — taking a 6-5 lead. But too much Melina Parker (junior) and Ellie Lukela (senior) near the net smoothly put the Lady Norse away.

“Hopefully we can take away a little bit of confidence. We hope to keep the enthusiasm up and the mental errors down moving forward,” Silvaggio said.

Mountain Range sophomore Jamison Horan tallied a team-high 29 assists as senior Katelyn Vega recorded 11 digs. Lukela accounted for four of the team’s 10 aces against Northglenn.

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