Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day October 20th, 2016: Fowler Grizzlies @ Swink Lions (CHSAA Class 2A Santa Fe League Volleyball)

Swink vs. Fowler is coming at you again, this time its in the final week of the season. These two teams met a month ago and the Grizzlies swept the Lions. That was in Fowler though, this time they’re gonna meet in the “Lions Den”. Seeding for the upcoming district tournament is still up in the air. A win for the Lions and a loss by the John Mall Panthers the Lions will quite possibly move up a spot. Here’s how each team stacks up heading into the matchup:


Fowler Grizzlies:

  • (14-4) Overall, (11-2) in Santa Fe League
    • 2nd in Santa Fe League (Behind Hoehne by 1 game)
  • (5-0) in last 5 matches (all have been 3-game¬†sweeps)
    • Defeated Limon 3-0 (26-24, 25-15, 25-19)
    • Defeated Las Animas 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 26-24)
    • Defeated Crowley County 3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-15)
    • Defeated Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-4, 25-18, 25-9)
    • Defeated John Mall 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-16)
  • Currently on 6-game winning streak
  • Averaging 11.6 kills per set & 2.6 aces per set
    • Elizabeth Hagerman leads team with 3.7 kills per set
    • Elizabeth Hagerman, Gabrielle Leone & Lexi VanSickle lead team with 0.5 aces per set
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Gabrielle Leone (Junior)
    • Elizabeth Hagerman (Junior)

Swink Lions:

  • (10-8) Overall, (8-5) in Santa Fe League
    • 4th in Santa Fe League
  • (2-3) in last 5 matches
    • Lost to Springfield 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-15)
    • Defeated Sangre de Cristo 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-16)
    • Lost to Rocky Ford 3-1 (26-24, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19)
    • Lost to Del Norte 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-11)
    • Defeated¬†Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-9)
  • Snapped 2-game losing streak Tuesday
  • Averaging 9.1 kills per set & 2.4 aces per set
    • Meira Stanger leads team with 3.9 kills per set
    • Tierra Holland & Brianna Denton lead team with 0.6 aces per set
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Kyla O’Neal (Sophomore)
    • Brianna Denton (Sophomore)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Last time I previewed a Swink/Fowler volleyball game I said it would be close, it wasn’t. I don’t see this one being any different. Fowler is just to strong and is clicking at the right time.

Triple R’s Game PRediction:

“Fowler gets out early and never looks back. Grizzlies defeat Lions in 3 sets.”


That’ll do it for this Thursday edition of Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day. Tomorrow is a big day for us, we preview: Rocky Ford & La Junta at the 3A State Tournament, Rocky Ford @ Ellicott in Santa Fe League football action & we’re back to Fowler @ Swink this time in football action. Look for the previews tomorrow. We’ll start with Rocky & La Junta softball as both teams are slated to play at 12:15pm in Aurora.

–Triple R