All three Valencia County volleyball teams spent last weekend competing at the Santa Fe Tournament of Champions, hosted by Santa Fe High School.

Belen played two games in Santa Fe, losing both. The Eagles, who opened their season last Tuesday with a loss to Espanola Valley at home, fell in straight sets, 25-15, 25-20, 25-21 to St. Michael’s in their first match of the tournament.

Belen was then unable to overcome district  foe Grants in the second and final game of the tournament, falling 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 25-12) to the Pirates.

The loss dropped the Eagles to 0-3 on the season as the team remains in search of its first win under new coach Victoria Spragg.

BHS was scheduled to take on Taos on Tuesday, but the Tigers canceled the matchup after being unable to find transportation.

The Eagles will return to the court on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m. when the team hosts Rio Grande.

It will be Belen’s final home game before district play starts on Tuesday, Oct. 5,

Los Lunas

The Tigers went 2-1 in Santa Fe, beating Pojoaque Valley in straight sets, 25-14, 25-22, 25-16 to kick things off.

LLHS followed their opening victory with a win over Hope Christian 3-1, 26-28, 25-19, 25-21, 25-22.
LLHS closed out the weekend falling in straight sets to Robertson, 3-0.

The Tigers took on Atrisco Heritage Academy on Tuesday night and will host Volcano Vista on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Valencia

The Jaguars went 1-1 in Santa Fe, beating Grants in straight sets to open the weekend and falling in straight sets to St. Michael’s on Saturday.

VHS hosted the Valley Vikings on Tuesday night and will be home again tonight, Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. taking on Del Norte.

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Cameron Goeldner grew up in Boulder, Colo., and attended the University of New Mexico. He covers everything sports for all Valencia County schools.