Devils spikers defeat Summit County in 3
GYPSUM — Eagle Valley volleyball’s ready for Round 2 with Battle Mountain.
The Devils whipped up on Summit County, 25-10, 25-18, 25-18, in Gypsum on Thursday night.
Libero Reya Green had 15 digs, leading a stout defensive effort. Lacey Gerard had 10 kills, while Ashley Newborn picked up three blocks.
Eagle Valley is 9-3 overall and 8-2 in the 4A Slope.
The Devils are at Battle Mountain, four-set winners at Glenwood Springs on Thursday, today at 1 p.m.
The Huskies won the first round of the rivalry, and the Devils are eager for another shot.
“We really have a different team,” Devils coach Garrett La Force said. “We were still putting together our system and our lines. I think we show them something they haven’t seen out of us.”
Huskies soccer pounds Rifle
As expected, Battle Mountain soccer trounced Rifle, 10-1, Thursday night.
The real news was the bench. Abakar Souleymane had two goals, while Paco Serna and Chase Keep each had one. For the three, those are their first varsity goals.
“It was great to see all these guys playing,” Huskies coach David Cope said. “I thought the kids who came off the bench played really well. It’s just so good to see the same patterns of play from our reserves that we get from our starters.”
Battle Mountain (11-2) has Basalt on Tuesday for Senior Night before heading to Gypsum for a showdown with Eagle Valley on Thursday.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 and cfreud@vail daily.com.