Saturday’s volleyball wrap
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Eagle Valley had a cross-county meet on Saturday, where a fast start was obviously required.
Well, the same thing was necessary for Devils volleyball. After dropping the first set in a four-game win over Delta on Thursday, Eagle Valley burst out of the gates in a 25-14, 25-15, 27-25 sweep at Glenwood Springs on Saturday.
“We definitely started faster,” Devils coach Lindsey Myers said. “We had really good serving. Everyone served well.”
Coach Myers described Becy Glutova as “pretty much unstoppable.” Morgan Murphy was steady all the way around, and, no surprise, Jaimee Rindy took care of the blocking.
And with that, Eagle Valley volleyball is certainly off to a quick start with 7-1 record overall and a 2-0 mark in the 4A Slope.
The upcoming week is rather big with three matches at home — Coal Ridge on Tuesday; Steamboat Springs on Thursday and Battle Mountain on Saturday. The last two and Eagle Valley figure to be battling it out for the 4A Slope title all season.
But Eagle Valley doesn’t want to get ahead of itself.
“It’s one of the toughest weeks of the season,” Myers said. “We’re focusing on one game at a time. Coal Ridge is a good 3A team. We need to make sure we’re focusing on one point at a time.”
Hayden tops VMS
Vail Mountain School volleyball was competitive, but came out on the short end of the stick in a 25-14, 25-22, 25-15 loss to Hayden at Vail Christian.
The Gore Rangers (0-4) will get another shot at the Tigers in Hayden on Tuesday.
Saints sweep Hayden
And that would be 4-0 in the division for Vail Christian.
The Saints made it so with a 26-24, 25-17, 25-17 win over Hayden on Saturday at the Wheeler Athletic Center in Edwards.
Perhaps more important than the result, Vail Christian improved upon its tempo and hitting, according to coach Cathy Alexander.
“I saw in the match what we worked on in practice,” the coach said.
Jessie Hartley and Sara Coulter led the team with six kills. Ciara Heiden had eight aces. Baylee Weimer and Remy Bevridge had 11 digs each.
Next up on the hit parade for Vail Christian (4-1 overall) is a trip to North Park on Tuesday.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org and @cfreud.