Saturday’s volleyball wrap
GYPSUM — Eagle Valley volleyball is 2-0 in the 4A Slope after brushing aside Rifle, 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 on Saturday afternoon in Gypsum.
Kylie Martin had a fantastic game with a .471 hitting percentage, followed by Haley Collier (.333) If people are hitting well, then that means a team’s setter is running the show nicely. That would be Taylor Sandoval. Coach Lindsey Myers also gave post-game props to defensive specialist Alyssa Ortega.
“This was a great match to see every player on our team contribute to the win,” Myers said.
Eagle Valley (4-4 overall and 2-0 in the Slope) is at Coal Ridge on Tuesday.
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EDWARDS — And that’s another W.
Vail Christian volleyball kept chugging along on Friday night, taking down DeBeque, 25-5, 25-14, 25-11.
That’s 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Gore League.
The Saints will get a stern test on Tuesday as they head to Battle Mountain for a nonconference match.
PALISADE — Battle Mountain volleyball got a split on its western road swing this weekend with an epic five-set victory at Palisade, 19-25, 25-21, 13-25, 26-24, 18-16, on Saturday.
If anyone associated with Huskies volleyball has heartbeat after that one, then the Huskies moved to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Slope, having fallen in four sets on Friday night at Delta.
The Palisade match was essentially a baptism by fire for the Huskies, who have some veterans, but also some players who are new to varsity play.
“It’s just finding an even keel,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “We need to be steady and not panicking, not pushing hard. If we can stay there, we can compete with anybody.”
As noted above, it’s the battle of Edwards on Tuesday as the Huskies host Vail Christian.
VMS sweeps Hayden
EAST VAIL — Vail Mountain School volleyball jumped into the win column in Gore League with a three-set victory over Hayden. 25-20, 27-25, 25-23, on Saturday in East Vail.
VMS (2-3 overall and 1-3 in the Gore) gets to do it all over again on Tuesday as they head north to take on those same Tigers up in Hayden.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.