Ouray proves good practice for home teams | VailDaily.com

Ouray proves good practice for home teams

Shauna Farnell

EDWARDS – Vail Christian volleyball didn’t know what to expect going into its match against Ouray High School Saturday. But it became quite evident how things would go within the first few minutes of the first game.”They were just a very young team,” said Vail Christian head coach Cathy Alexander of Ouray. “They were struggling with a new system and a new coach.”Vail Christian won in three games, 25-6, 25-14, 25-11. It was an afternoon of passing experimentation and team play for the Saints.”We worked really hard to stay focused and to stay at our level,” Alexander said. “It was just a game to practice some attacks and some plays on free balls. We had very good passing.”Kelly Bowles had six kills and Jackie Parker had four. On defense, the digs were frequent and effective, though as much for show as for function, according to Alexander.”The digs looked good, but (Ouray) wasn’t hitting very hard,” she said. “It was a good game to practice control and staying intense on our game.”Vail Christian has an in-league record of 2-1 so far this season and is 3-5 overall.Vail Mountain School has the next roundVail Mountain School’s afternoon on the court with Ouray was a similar tale of imbalance.Vail won in three games, 25-12, 25-14, 25-8, adding the candle to the cake of the team’s undefeated in-league status to date (3-0). The team won two matches Friday, one in four games against Meeker and in three games against Coal Ridge. In the match-up against Vail Christian last week, VMS also came out on top after four games. Vail Mountain School holds an 8-1 overall record and will take on DeBeque Tuesday at home.”We’ve been keeping our errors to a minimum,” said VMS head coach Mike Garvey. “We had a few too many against Meeker, but from there on, we’ve been quite consistent.”Vail Christian football wins on the roadLOVELAND – The Vail Christian football team conquered Resurrection Christian High School, 38-24 in Loveland Saturday. In a hard-fought game, the Saints’ victory featured some heart and talent from some of its younger players. The team takes on DeBeque at home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for Homecoming.Sports Writer Shauna Farnell can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 610, or sfarnell@vaildaily.com.Vail, Colorado