Eagle Valley downs Delta in four | VailDaily.com

Eagle Valley downs Delta in four

Ian Cropp
Vail, CO Colorado

DELTA ” Counterfactual history can be scary.

Fortunately, Eagle Valley volleyball didn’t have to wonder what would have happened had it lost the first game on Thursday night’s match to Delta.

After trailing 22-15, the Devils beat the odds to come back and win the game en route to a 26-24, 13-25, 25-17, 25-15 road victory.

“We started off pretty tense,” said Eagle Valley coach Rob Crawford. “It was hard to get the bus ride out of our veins.”

The Devils got things rolling just in time to escape the first game.

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“That was the highlight of the match,” Crawford said. “We didn’t give up and just started pounding the ball and things started going well for us. It was good that we got our legs back.”

Following a blip in Game 2, the Devils cruised to improve to 5-7 in the 4A Western Slope.

“We finished strong once they knew they were going to win,” Crawford said. “There was no problem.”

Kelsey Foster and Whitney Wright each had nine kills for Eagle Valley, while Whitney VanVoorst had seven.

The Devils host Rifle next Thursday at 6 p.m. then finish the regular season at Glenwood on Saturday.

Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 748-2935 or icropp@vaildaily.com.

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