LAKEWOOD - Two streaky teams squared off with D’Evelyn girls’ volleyball fighting off a feisty Faith Christian team for a 3-0 victory Thursday, Sept. 12, at D’Evelyn High School.
The Jaguars held off the Eagles narrowly winning the first set 26-24 and they got stronger each set winning the second 25-22 and the third 25-17.
D’Evelyn was able to hold a Faith Christian team that refused to go away, using a wall created by lengthy senior Madeline Sutton and her teammates.
“I thought we got better after we got going and I like the way we were able to battle each set not giving one of them up,” D’Evelyn coach Jeff Oliver said.
“Madeline made it tough for them and I thought our entire group played well tonight.”
But the Eagles didn’t go down without a fight.
After giving up the dramatic first set they rebounded nicely and nearly won a tightly contested second set.
Faith Christian junior Danyle Dupray used a blend of great serves and crafty passing to set up her teammates the entire match.
Dupray was also a master motivator while on the floor.
“We were right there in it we just couldn’t finish when we needed to. I think we might have got a little tired down the stretch, but they are also a very good team,” Faith Christian coach Chris Powers said.
D’Evelyn (3-5) might have actually needed the win more than the Eagles considering they were 2-5 going into the match.
After an opening season win the Jaguars lost five straight matches before beating Arvada last Monday.
Now with back-to-back wins D’Evelyn hopes to now streak in the other direction as league play approaches.
“We have a really good team when we put it all together, we just need to do it consistently,” Sutton said.
The Eagles (4-5) have also gone streaking this season — twice.
They own a four game losing streak which they followed up by a three game winning streak.
Faith Christian looks to get their record back to .500 when they play at Peak to Peak Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m.
D’Evelyn will host Evergreen the same night, at 6:30 p.m.