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VMS (16-0) tops Vail Christian

That’s because her daughter, Mara “Tree’ Bossow, was ready to lead off the game from behind the line.

Seeing as VMS’s rotation has been seniors Maggie Haslee, Tiffany Allan and Tree since they were freshman, she wasn’t the only one who was a little bit startled.

Coach Garvey, what’s going on?

“We decided to get our freshmen a little work up front. So we started our freshman up in the front row,” he said. “Just a different look for us. I think we were just trying to put ourselves in some situations to see if we could improve some areas of our game.”

VMS tinkered its way to a 15-8, 15-10 over the Saints. While the talk on the VMS side of things was the strange lineup, a lot of talk on the other side focused on the improved play of Vail Christian.

“They were awesome. They were up today,” Saints coach Kendra Williams said. “They talked. It’s the first time they’ve really come together as a team. They protected the court and they really wanted to win. That’s what it came down to.”

“Vail Christian is tremendously improved,” Garvey said. “I’m really surprised from what I saw today that they didn’t beat Ouray (last) weekend. I’d look for them to knock of Ridgway this weekend. They’ve got some good potential.”

Rachel Glandorf and Brooke Horan-Kates played well up front for the Saints, while Williams also cited Brittany Wright for her defense and passing.

The Saints trailed just 11-10 in the second game, but couldn’t close any more against the powerful Gore Rangers. Tree was her usual self with eight, kills, four blocks and three aces. Haslee led the team with eight digs. Allan finished with 20 assists, while Aubrie Apple and Lindsay Wright recorded four and three blocks, respectively.

VMS (16-0, 9-0) hosts Ridgway Saturday at 2 p.m., while Vail Christian has West Grand Thursday.

Chris Freud is a sports writer for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or cfreud@vaildaily.com.

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