Volleyball: No. 4 Broomfield stays unbeaten with win over Fairview

Eagles have lost just two sets in October

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    Broomfield High School's Kristina Consbruck tries to set up a teammate for a kill during a volleyball match against Fairview on Tuesday in Broomfield.

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    Fairview High School's Grace Andrews goes for a kill during a volleyball match against Broomfield on Tuesday in Broomfield.

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    Broomfield High School's Hope Hanak-Harper tries to block a kill from Grace Andrews during a volleyball match against Fairview on Tuesday in Broomfield.

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    Fairview High School's Hayley Morgan goes for a kill during a volleyball match against Broomfield on Tuesday in Broomfield.

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    Broomfield High School's Sophie Bushmann goes for a kill over Sam Anthony during a volleyball match against Fairview on Tuesday in Broomfield.

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    Broomfield High School's Kristina Consbruck, at center, celebrates a point with teammates during a volleyball match against Fairview on Tuesday in Broomfield.

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    Fairview High School's Maura Sharp goes for a kill during a volleyball match against Broomfield on Tuesday in Broomfield.

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    Broomfield High School's Kristina Consbruck tries to set up a teammate for a kill during a volleyball match against Fairview on Tuesday in Broomfield.

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BROOMFIELD – The Broomfield volleyball team has been on a roll since the opening night of the season and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.

On Tuesday night, the Eagles entered a home match against Front Range League opponent Fairview still unbeaten in 2019 and ranked fourth in 5A by the latest CHSAANow.com poll. Broomfield took care of business, winning 25-17, 22-25, 25-19, 25-20 and further tightening their grip on the conference lead with sixth matches left on the schedule.

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Broomfield High School’s Sophie Bushmann goes for a kill over Sam Anthony during a volleyball match against Fairview on Tuesday in Broomfield.

“They’ve always been a big rival,” senior setter Kristina Consbruck said. “Fairview is one of our competitors for the top of the league so winning this match tonight and keeping our 15-0 record is important for us winning the league. We’re all so committed to this team and it’s really exciting because we all come in every day and work really hard to make sure we stay on track.”

The Eagles (15-0, 8-0) are on track, indeed. Tuesday’s second set against the Knights (11-4, 4-4) was just the eighth set the Eagles have lost and just their second in five October matches.

“I thought Fairview played it really well and they’re a scrappy team,” Broomfield head coach Bob Knox said. “I feel really good about the win because we’ve got six more (matches) of what they do, basically, left. We’re just playing it one game at a time and the girls are playing great. This is the same team as last year, now they’re just pushing through. It feels great.”

Both teams have three players over 100 kills for the season. For Broomfield, Vicki Fankell, Hope Hanak-Harper and Sophie Buschmann all entered Tuesday’s match over the century mark. For Fairview, Grace Andrews, Kea Veenendaal and Maura Sharp each has over 140 kills.

Broomfield has won the last three meetings between the two teams. The lead in the latest matchup was rarely more than four or five but once the Broomfield defense got going midway through the match, the Eagles were able to take control.

“I think we’re a pretty good matchup so I was excited to play them,” Fairview head coach Odette Edbrooke said. “I wish we’d kept our foot on the gas pedal a little bit more and cleaned up some of those errors because I think we could have gone to five and maybe the result could have been different. But that’s the way it is.”

Andrews led Fairview with 14 of the Knights’ 38 kills on Tuesday. Veenendaal had six aces and Sam Anthony had 29 assists. Broomfield stats were not immediately available.

Up next on Thursday, Broomfield will play at Boulder while Fairview will play at Greeley West.