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VMS topples Soroco

OAK CREEK — That’s a nice way to start.

Vail Mountain School volleyball is 1-0 after a, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23, sweep at Soroco Friday night.

“The No. 1 thing we came out with was our team’s resiliency,” VMS coach Mike Garvey said. “On multiple points, we had scrappy play. I wouldn’t characterize our team as a scrappy one, but I was impressed by the way we wouldn’t let the ball hit the floor.”

VMS was without the services of senior Clare Baker (hip), but freshman Holly Parker filled in nicely.

“I think what was really good was how the seniors had confidence in Holly,” Garvey said. “They knew Holly could do her job, be in the right place. We didn’t ask her to get 50 kills and 50 attacks.”

And that’s a good thing because if Parker put up those numbers that would have been rather amazing.

This was the first of two between Soroco and VMS, so this was not the league match, but a good start nonetheless. VMS has its home opener on Friday night against Hayden.


Saints split

It was a tough start to the Vail Christian volleyball season Friday, but a nice finish Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Invitational,

The Saints fell in two sets each to Nucla and Lutheran. There is absolutely no shame in the latter as the Lights are the defending 2A state champs.

But as Scarlett O’Hara reminded us in “Gone with the Wind,” tomorrow is another day. Vail Christian bounced back to sweep Aspen, 25-21, 25-19, and then the Saints dropped Roaring Fork, 25-11, 25-22.

Vail Christian (2-2) has its home opener on Thursday against Soroco.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or via cfreud@vaildaily.com.

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