Devils win, prep for Demons |

Devils win, prep for Demons

Ian CroppVail, CO Colorado

GYPSUM After spotting Rifle a few early points, Eagle Valley volleyball got back into system and dumped the Bears, 25-22, 25-12, 25-19 on Thursday in Gypsum.In an effort to start all the seniors, I started the lineup wrong and it was a mess the first game, Eagle Valley coach Rob Crawford said. But we got some new faces in the game and tried some new things.Leading the Devils was setter Kelsey Foster, who hit an amazing 0.714 percent.Hitting 0.333 is good. That was incredible, Crawford said.In only two games, Foster had a game-high 11 kills, followed by fellow setter Whitney VanVoorst with six.Kelsey looks good, Crawford said. Shes not going to pop any volleyballs, but she does a good job of seeing the block in front and missing it.Later in the first game, after the Devils found their way back into a good rotation, they had little trouble dealing with the Bears.Whenever Ive messed them up, which Ive done a few times in the past few years, they end up looking great, Crawford said. When things go bad, they appreciate what they had before.With the win, the Devils improve to 6-7 in the 4A Western Slope and finish league play at Glenwood Springs (5-8) Saturday. Eagle Valley sits in fourth place, ahead of Glenwood Palisade (4-8) and Delta (4-8).Were playing well and I think were looking good and feeling pretty confident going into Saturday, Crawford said.Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 748-2935 or

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