Demons run their SWL win streak to 19 consecutive games

Make it 19.

The Durango High School volleyball team continued its stellar unbeaten streak in the Southwestern League by topping Grand Junction 3-1 on Friday on the road.

DHS dropped the first set 27-25 before rolling 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 in the next three to pick up another victory.

Serving woes hurt the Demons in the first set, but they rebounded nicely after that, with Kennedy Clark tallying six aces and McKenna Franzen five.

“We missed seven serves in the first set, and that’ll kill you when you lose 25-27. ... We finally got our serve under control and got them off balance,” DHS assistant coach Colleen Keresey said.

Jessie Brammer led Durango (12-4, 7-0 SWL) with 10 kills, while Franzen and Bella Bernazzani had nine each for the Demons, who are ranked No. 7 in Class 4A by both The Denver Post and coloradopreps.com.

“It seemed like we kind of just plugged along all night. Nobody really stood out, but nobody did anything terrible,” Keresey said.

Natalie Bulen had 28 assists and 10 digs in a quality effort, while Clark had 15 digs and Franzen 11 as the Demons received a bit of a boost from the boys soccer team, who lost 2-1 earlier in the day against Fruita Monument and made the short trip to support their volleyball counterparts.

DHS will go for its 20th consecutive SWL win at 11:30 a.m. today at Fruita Monument.

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