Saints, Vail Mountain spikers win |

Saints, Vail Mountain spikers win

Chris FreudVail, CO Colorado
VMVB FILE McKeever KA 09-8-10

OAK CREEK -In honor of this weekend’s test taking, Vail Christian volleyball:A) Beat Soroco Friday night, 28-26, 25-12, 22-25, 25-19.B) Raised its record to 10-3.C) Will not be playing Hayden today as scheduled because its players are taking the SATs.D) All of the above.You get extra credit if you knew the Saints also managed to wreck Soroco’s Homecoming.Vail Christian set the tone for win No. 10 by squeezing out a ictory in Game 1. The Saints trailed, 25-24, but rallied for a 28-26 victory.”They are used to being in pressure situations,” Vail Christian coach Cathy Alexander said. “For us, even if they had won or it was game point, we knew there were more games to come. You have to win 75 points to win the match.” Technically, Coach, the Saints needed 110 points, and we only mention that because there is a math portion on today’s test.Ashlyn Gruber led Vail Christian with 11 kills. Kylie Alexander ran the offense as always with 21 assists. Tracy Salgado had two blocks, while McKenzie O’Brien piled up 39 digs.Vail Christian has not announced the makeup date for Hayden, so the Saints’ next game is at the Vail Mountain School on Tuesday at 6 p.m.Steamboat Pilot reporter Luke Graham contributed to the is report.COLBRANVail Mountain 3, Plateau Valley 1Plateau Valley games are a disorienting for Vail Mountain coach Mike Garvey.”I was getting confused,” the coach said. “I kept on waiting for No. 9, and he didn’t show.This is one of the few time in Garvey’s life when it’s OK for the Cowboys to lose and for Tony Romo to be a no-show. VMS defeated the Plateau Valley Cowboys, 25-18, 21-25, 25-16. 25-21. By the way, beating Meeker is fine, too, for diehard Dallas Cowboys fan Mike Garvey.”We kept the young players in tonight and they did a good job,” Garvey said. “It was a real scrappy game. It was kind of ugly, but they found a way to get it done.”VMS moved to 4-10 on the season. More importantly, the Gore Rangers are playing better as they enter a critical stretch of the season.Starting with today’s game against Soroco at 3:30 p.m. in Vail, the Gore Rangers can improve their position in the 2A Slope as districts approach.”I think we’re coming around,” Garvey said. “We’re peaking at the right time.”Football DELTADelta 30, Eagle Valley 0Delta football led 23-0 at the half and didn’t look back on its way to a 30-0 win over Eagle Valley on Friday night.”We came out real flat,” Devils coach John Ramunno said. “I thought we’d play a little better than this. We got a couple of plays going and then we’d get a penalty or something. Our kids have to play with a lot more energy.”Eagle Valley (2-3 overall and 1-2 in the 3A Slope) is home for Palisade on Friday.Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or

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