Vail Christian beats Gore Rangers in four |

Vail Christian beats Gore Rangers in four

Vail Christian celebrates during its match at the Vail Mountain School. The Saints won in four games for a season sweep of the Gore Rangers.
Dominique Taylor | |

EAST VAIL — Happy birthday, Remy Beveridge.

Beveridge and Vail Christian celebrated with a 25-17, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18 victory at the Vail Mountain School in what was essentially the Homecoming match for both schools.

In fact, Saints fans sang her “Happy Birthday” after the third game.

“I was like over here, girls,” Saints coach Cathy Alexander joked about trying to get her team’s attention back on the huddle. “Let’s just get Remy a win and be done.”

Support Local Journalism

“It’s so great. I’m so excited. We’re finally coming together. You just have to pay attention to see where the blockers are. You can’t go middle, middle, middle, middle. You want to move it around.”
Remy Beveridge
Vail Christian setter

Keys to the Ferrari

Theoretically, this was a road game for the Saints, but both sides had vocal fans cheering throughout the match, particularly Vail Mountain’s soccer team and Vail Christian’s football squad. The best cheer of the night came after Beveridge serves when the football team chanted, “Ice cold beverage.”

“Our boys are so awesome,” Beveridge said. “We love having them. They’re with us a lot, and we miss them when they’re not.”

Beveridge had a rough freshman year, health-wise. She hurt her wrist during last year’s volleyball season, and then did her knee before basketball even began. This year, she’s good and she’s been given the keys to a Ferrari as the team’s setter.

“It’s so great. I’m so excited. We’re finally coming together,” Beveridge said. “You just have to pay attention to see where the blockers are. You can’t go middle, middle, middle, middle. You want to move it around.”

Too Many Weapons

Middle, middle, etc., actually doesn’t seem to be the worst idea. Celia Smith was terrifying (in a good way), and Kristen Currey also had a very good match. But the point is well-taken with Taylor Alexander and Sara Coulter on the outside.

And that was too many weapons for VMS to contain Friday night.

“We have seven matches left to play,” said VMS coach Mike Garvey, whose team fell to 5-7 overall and 4-3 in the 2A Slope. “To me that’s opportunity, an opportunity to get better, an opportunity to improve, an opportunity to prepare for the postseason. But we had moments during this match where we played our best volleyball of the year.”

Meanwhile, Vail Christian (12-5, 6-2) is looking good to snag the No. 1 seed in the 1A district tournament come postseason. (This is our seasonal reminder that the Saints play in the 2A Slope during the regular season, but drop down to 1A for the playoffs.)

VMS hosts Plateau Valley today at 1:30 after the school’s soccer team greets Basalt at 11 a.m. The Saints turn to football as they host West Grand at Battle Mountain. The Vail Christian volleyball team wraps the regular season with North Park and Hayden next weekend.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 and

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Vail, Beaver Creek and Eagle Valley make the Vail Daily’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User

Trending - Sports

See more