Cyclones breeze to S-CL crown
Winning the South-Central league title has become a tradition for the Pueblo West High School volleyball team.
So when the Cyclones served up another one last week, the coach kept it under his hat.
“We didn’t want to talk about it. We didn’t even tell the girls because we knew the game tonight against Pueblo County was important,” Pueblo West Coach Casey King said.
Pueblo West, 12-5 overall, increased its perfect record to 11-0 in the S-CL with a win over the Hornets, 25-18, 25-16, 25-17, Tuesday night at the Hornets Nest.
King said winning league is important because it guarantees a trip to the Class 4A state playoffs.
“It’s always a big goal. We’ve won it quite a number of years and we want to keep on winning it,” King said.
King, who returned to coaching Pueblo West volleyball this year after a five-year hiatus, said there was one year that one of his teams didn’t win league.
Senior Taylor Gaide echoed her coach’s sentiment about a league title.
“This is extremely important, not only for the girls and the coaches, but for the entire school,” Gaide said.
Junior Mattison Dabovich is happy about the league championship, but showed more excitement about the victory over County.
“We clicked as a team tonight. It was our seniors’ last game at County and we haven’t beat County at home in under five (games) in a long time,” Dabovich said.
King said defeating County was his team’s most solid win of the season.
“County is a very talented and well-coached team and we executed our game plan,,” King said.