Vail Christian moves to 9-1 |

Vail Christian moves to 9-1

OAK CREEK – Good teams win when they are not at their best. That was certainly the case for Vail Christian volleyball Friday night.

The Saints ground out a 19-25, 25-20, 25-18, 20-25, 15-13 win at Soroco Friday night.

“Soroco was a good team, much improved since the last time we saw them, but we were just not on,” Saints coach Cathy Alexander said. “We had brilliant moments, but we couldn’t build on them. You have to learn something every match, and we learned how to win when we’re not firing on all cylinders.”

The Saints committed nine serving errors, so this was one was not big on style points. On the other hand, Vail Christian upped its record to 3-0 in the 2A Slope and 9-1 overall.

Beri Dwyer led the Saints with 14 kills while Ashlyn Gruber had 12. Kylie Alexander and Brooke Bowles split the setting with 19 and 15 assists, respectively. Bowles led the team with four aces.

Vail Christian continues league play today at DeBeque.

Rangely 3, Vail Mountain 0

EAST VAIL – The league opener came at rough time for the Vail Mountain School volleyball team.

With some players missing due to illness, visiting Rangely downed the Gore Rangers, 25-23, 25-16, 25-22.

“(Rangely) did a god a good job,” VMS coach Mike Garvey said. “”They’re a very good back-court team. You really had to unload on them to get a kill. We played well, even though we were short-handed. It was a step forward even though it was a loss.

VMS (5-5 overall and 0-1 in the 2A Slope) hosts Hayden for Homecoming today at 1 p.m.

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