PSD wins five games in one week in joyous affair


The Stars celebrating a victory against Stargate, their fourth win in four days.

Dylan Heinrich, Sports Writer

The Poudre School District boys volleyball team had a successful seven days, winning five home matchups against league opponents.

After losing a pair of games against Thornton and Peak to Peak, the Stars know that they needed a big bounceback week. After starting this winning streak on the road against Westminster, PSD prepared to play five games in six days. Luckily, the team rose to the occasion, winning all five games and only dropping two sets.

Zach Hyman talking to his teammates during a timeout.

“It’s been awesome. We came off two hard losses recently, including Peak to Peak, who we beat in a tournament…We just came off that and to come back and play at home and play hard and win,” said a Fossil Ridge High School senior, Zach Hyman.

This year has been a learning process for Hyman, as this is his first year playing volleyball in a professional setting. He explains that this new experience has given him plenty of room for growth and despite improving in all areas, he is able to identify areas in which he has excelled in so far.

“I would say my serve… has gotten better throughout the season. And, obviously, [my] coach sees that, so I get put in to do that which is awesome,” Hyman said.

Junior Andrist Le serving during PSD’s game against Stargate School.

What makes this volleyball team so unique is the overall joy and happiness which each player brings to the group. The team is always laughing and celebrating, whether they win or lose the point. Hyman says that they all try to live in the moment which is what allows this team to enjoy their time together.

“We’re just happy to all play volleyball. I mean, this is the first year for this so it is really exciting,” Hyman describes. “Even when we lose on a play, it’s just better to laugh those off. And it just helps us focus, which is great.”

The Stars extended their winning streak to seven, after defeating Severance High School 3-0 on Monday, April 25. They now look ahead to a road game today, the 26, against Greeley Central High School, in their last regular season contest of the year.

Fossil senior Zach Van Thuyne blocking an opposing spike attempt.