Occasionally, there comes a time, one moment in time, when all the worldly forces line up in precise syncopation to create an experience, or a team, that is perfect. That unique moment came to fruition on Saturday night at the 1A State Volleyball Championships in the Denver Coliseum as the Kit Carson Lady Wildcats put the ball down one last time and became the only team in Colorado history to ever have a perfect season losing no sets---none---in the 78 they played throughout their perfect, 28-0 season.
After a bit of a shaky early-part of the week, the Eads Lady Eagles Volleyball team put together a honey of a game among Homecoming craziness and came away with a 3-1 win over conference foe, Cheyenne Wells. The win over the Tigers placed Eads in a three-way tie between McClave, Eads, and Cheyenne Wells for second place. Of course, the undefeated Kit Carson group will be the solid #1 seed in the upcoming District 2 Tournament to be played at the LCC Wellness Center on Friday.
It wasn’t supposed to end so abruptly for the #4 seeded Lamar Lady Savages as they entered the 3A state softball tournament with high expectations to make a strong bid for the state crown. But it was not to be as some key errors resulted in an upset by the #13 Sterling Tigers. The loss ended Lamar’s shining season, one of the best they have ever had under the tutelage of Coach Mindy McCoy.
McCoy was philosophical after the upset stating, “I’m really proud of the girls and the way they played the season. Winning a district and regional title is something to be proud of. The state tournament did not end the way we wanted it to, but these girls have worked hard and done a great job this year. We will miss our seniors and wish them the best of luck in their future.”
Kit Carson finished off the regular season with a 7-1 record with their only loss coming to conference rival and neighbor to the east Cheyenne Wells, who also ended on a 7-1 record after defeating Eads on Friday night. The Wildcats finished second in the conference behind the Tigers after a resounding 62-6 win over Walsh.
They had their chances early in the contest as the Eads Eagles put together a decent game plan against the Cheyenne Wells Tigers, coached by Eads alumni, Garret Smith. Early in the game, the Eagles shot themselves in the foot with two crucial penalties and two dropped passes that could have spelled a whole other scenario than the one that occurred. That scenario had Eads losing their final regular season game at home, 51-12.