Category: Santa Fe League

Triple R Report’s Game of the Day September 1st, 2016: Fowler Grizzlies @ Rocky Ford Meloneers

We’re a little less than two weeks into the 2016 Class 2A Volleyball season and Santa Fe League action is beginning to pick up. Today’s “Triple R Report’s Game of the Day” features the Fowler Grizzlies traveling down Highway 50 to play the Meloneers of Rocky Ford at the “Melon Dome”. Here is how each team stacks up:


Fowler:

  • 0-1 on the early season
    • Lost to Hoehne in 5 sets on Tuesday¬†(25-19, 19-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-7)
  • Looked great in season opener, just came up short
  • Will play Las Animas next Thursday for only game of the week for Grizzlies
  • Fowler will look to bounce back this week against the Meloneers
    • Have played great against Rocky in the past.

Rocky Ford:

  • 2-2 so far in 2016
    • Went 2-1 @ Ellicott Tournament (defeated Ellicott & Center 2-0, lost to Highland 2-0)
    • Lost to John Mall on Tuesday 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-20)
  • Last year the Meloneers:
    • Finished 7th in the Santa Fe League
    • Lost 3-1 to John Mall in the District 6 pigtail
    • Finished Ranked 45th in 2A Volleyball
    • Return 8 players from last year’s varsity squad:
      • Lost Hannah Moore, Hannah Mayne, Leann Sackett, Alexis Mayne to graduation.
        • Moore now playing for Colby CC
      • Lost Kaylee Soltero due to moving
    • Triple R’s bold prediction for the season:
      • “Rocky Ford has been on the move up as of the past few years, look for that to continue in 2016. They’re ready to make some noise in the SFL.

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Look for Fowler to get out early and stay there. As much as it pains me to say this being a former Meloneer, the Meloneers may have some trouble tonight. They may be playing from behind the whole night. But who knows maybe they’ll prove me wrong.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Fowler defeats Rocky Ford in 3 sets.”


Well there you have it. Another “Triple R Report’s Game of the Day” preview. But we’re not done be sure to check out our preview as we look at the big RMAC matchup between the #5 CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves and the #18 Colorado School of Mines Orediggers. But if you aren’t going to make that trip all the way up to Golden, go to the Melon Dome and watch some great Santa Fe League Volleyball.