Vail Christian volleyball sweeps North Park; Devils fall to Legend
WALDEN — Welcome back, strangers.
Vail Christian volleyball welcomed back seniors Taylor Alexander and Julia Vlaar during its season-opening win at North Park, 25-20, 25-18, 25-12, on Friday night up in Walden.
Alexander missed last season with assorted pole-vault injuries, while Vlaar was part of the great plague of ACL injuries of Saints girls soccer in 2014.
Coach Cathy Alexander was pleased with how her team’s defense transitioned during the game.
“It shows a maturity level that you can see the results of what you practiced in a game situation,” Alexander said.
As with any sport and any coach at any school, Alexander walked away with a shopping list of to-do items from the Saints’ opener.
“We need to learn how to play fast, but under control,” she said.
Vail Christian (1-0) is at Meeker on Friday.
Eagle Valley drops two
Eagle Valley volleyball dropped a pair of matches on Friday at the Regis Tournament, falling to Legend, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20, and Air Academy, 15-25, 26-24, 25-23, 22-25, 15-8.
Devils fans may remember Air Academy from the regional tournament last fall, when the Kadets swept Eagle Valley, so Friday, though a heartbreaker, was significant progress.
And further, the whole point of the Devils going down to a Front Range tournament like this is to see heavy-duty competition before the 4A Slope starts play.