Faith Christian Volleyball
REGIONAL TOURNAMENT, November 3
Match 1 Eagle Ridge Academy
Game 1 – The Lady Eagles started strong against Eagle Ridge with six straight serves from Sydnee Nichols making the score 8-2. A diving
save from Sydnee Nichols set up a middle kill by Hannah Hock putting the team ahead 16-10. Two stuffs by Denae Dupray made the score
19-13. The game ended 25-13 with six serves from Hannah Hock and 2 kills by Simone Gibeau.
Game 2 – Two stuff blocks by Hannah Hock and a kill by Danyle Dupray opened the second game. Three serves by Hannah Gaitan and two
more blocks by Hannah Hock made the score 10-8. Four serves and an offensive kill by Danyle and a kill by Simone put the girls ahead 14-9.
More strong serving from Sydnee Nichols and spikes from Hannah Hock and Simone Gibeau put the team farther ahead 17-10. Eagle Ridge
could not handle three serves from Simone Gibeau. A perfect pass from Kayla O’Quinn, set by Sydnee Nichols, and a kill by Simone Gibeau
made the score 21-14. The game ended with kills from Hannah Gaitan and Simone Gibeau ended the game 25-15.
Game 3 – The Lady Eagles continued to roll. Hannah Hock drew first blood with a middle kill. A kill from Simone Gibeau followed, plus a
perfect back set from Sydnee Nichols to Simone Gibeau for another buried spike. The Dupray sisters connected with sets from Sydnee
for more offensive kills making the score 6-4. Simone Gibeau put the game out of reach for Eagle Ridge with six serves in a row. Good
teamwork, a middle hit from Denae Dupray, and stuff block from Danyle Dupray made the score 22-12. The game ended 25-13 with two
serves from Denae Dupray and more strong offensive play.
Match 2 Valley High School
The Lady Eagles needed to beat an undefeated Valley High School to win regionals and advance to the state tournament.
Game 1 – Faith had a slow start against Valley. Two kills by Simone Gibeau and great defense from Kayla O’Quinn kept the girls in the game
3-9. A serving ace from Katie Hachen off the bench made the score 7-19. Although the team played good defense and a put forth a kill by
Danyle Dupray late in the game, Valley won 8-25.
Game 2 – The team started strong offensively with down-the-line kills by Simone Gibeau making the score 2-3, but Valley got out ahead. Twice,
Danyle scored offensively with spikes off a strong Valley block making the score 7-17. Danyle Dupray continued scoring points with 2 ace serves.
A middle hit by Hannah Hock made the score 11-20. Simon Gibeau buried a hit making the score 12-22. Valley got the edge, ending the game
Game 3 – Great serving by Danyle Dupray and two middle hits by Hannah Hock opened the third game 3-4. Valley inched ahead, but two kills
from Danyle Dupray made the score 7-20. The game ended with Valley on top 7-25.
At the end of the matches, the team’s seniors, Hannah Gaitan and Kayla O’Quinn were honored. We appreciate their hard work and commitment
to Lady Eagles’ volleyball!
METRO LEAGUE TOURNAMENT, October 25 & 26
Match 1 – Machebeuf High School
The Lady Eagles entered the Metro League ranked sixth. In their first match, they faced third ranked Machebeuf
High School which Faith defeated in five games during regular season play. In the first game, the girls were close to victory, but lost to Machebeuf 25-27. Consistent and persistent play caused Faith to win the second game 25-23. In the final game, the Lady Eagles were again close to victory but were ultimately defeated 25-27.
Match 2 – Colorado Academy
The team had another tough match against second ranked Colorado Academy. In the first half of game, offensive kills from Simone Gibeau and Danyle Dupray kept the girls in the game. A great pass from Hannah Gaitan, set from Sydnee, and middle hit kill from Hannah Hock made the score 9-7. Another pass from Kayla O’Quinn and set from Sydnee allowed Danyle to have an offensive kill that Colorado Academy could not touch, making the score 12-8. The second half of game went to Colorado Academy ending the game 12-25.
The second game had the Lady Eagles staying with Colorado Academy 14-17. The game had long rallies and great blocking from Simone Gibeau, Katie Hachen, and Denae Dupray. Offensive kills from Simone and Danyle were aided by accurate passes from Kayla and sets from Linneah Dozer. Unfortunately, Colorado Academy edged ahead defeating the team 17-25.
Match 3 – St. Mary’s
Faith dominated its third match against St. Mary’s Academy. Sydnee, Hannah Hock, Simone and Hannah Gaitan all had effective serving
runs that St. Mary’s could not handle. Offensive kills by Simone, Danyle, and Hannah Gaitan gave the girls the win in the first game 25-9.
In the second game, good serving continued from Sydnee, Hannah Hock, and Hannah Gaitan. A defensive, “pancake” save by Sydnee
reflected the team’s great defense. Offensive kills from Simone, Danyle, and Hannah Gaitan ended the game with Faith victorious 25-13.
Match 4 – Kent
Faith continued to its winning ways in its match against Kent. More great serving strings from Hannah Gaitan and Hannah Hock racked up the score in the first game. Offensive kills from Danyle and Simon kept the streak going. Great sets from Sydnee to middle hitters Denae and Hannah Hock added more points to the final 25-13 score.
Kent got a little closer to the Lady Eagles in the second game. Eight serves in a row from Simone and several offensive kills put the girls ahead 17-6. Kent fought back 22-17, but several serves by Hannah Gaitan and middle hits from Hannah Hock and Denae gave Faith the game 25-18.
In the third game, Kent got out ahead early. Two blocks in a row from Hannah Gaitan tied the score 6-6. Good serving strings from Hannah Hock, Denae, and Simone gave the Lady Eagles the offensive edge. Several offensive kills from Simone and Danyle pushed Faith ahead to win 25-16.
Match 5 – Jefferson Academy
In the last match, Faith faced fifth ranked Jefferson Academy which defeated the team during regular season play. In the first match, the score
went back and forth between the two teams. Freshman Brooke Johnson came off the bench to serve two points tying the game at 10-10. A
down-the-line kill by Simone made the score 11-13. Three serves from Hannah Hock made the score 14-17. Three more serves from Denae
tied the game 21-21. The game ended with strong serving from Hannah Gaitan 25-23.
In the second game, Jefferson Academy got out ahead. A kill by Danyle took the score to 6-10. Great serving from Hannah Gaitan and Danyle
put the girls ahead 13-12. A down-the-line hit by Simone made the score 14-13. Although Jefferson Academy got ahead, hard-to-handle
spikes from Danyle and Simone made the score 20-23. The game ended with four serves from Hannah Gaitan and the win 25-23.
In the final game, Sydnee led off with five serves in a row. Simone Gibeau’s stuff block and deceptive dump made the score 7-1. More good
serves from Hannah Hock and a middle hit from Denae pushed the team ahead 9-4. Additional serves from Denae and a kill by Danyle put the
girls farther ahead 13-5. Great team defense and save by Sydnee made the score 18-14. Jefferson Academy fought back 21-20 with the score
going back and forth until Denae finished serving the match 25-22.
Faith earned 5th place in the Metro league tournament and will compete Saturday, November 3, at Valley HS in the Regional Tournament.
Faith vs St. Mary's Academy
The Lady Eagle’s last home game for 2012 was against St. Mary’s Academy. Before the match, seniors Kayla O’Quinn and Hannah Gaitan
were recognized for their contributions.
Game 1: The team started strong with several offensive spikes tying the score at 2-2. Five serves in a row by Sydnee Nichols put the girls
ahead 6-3. Kills by Hannah Gaitan and Danyle Dupray put the girls up 11-6. Consistent play and 3-in-a-row serving strings by Danae Dupray
and Hannah Hock kept the team out front 17-7. Six more serves by Danyle and strong offensive ended the game 25-11.
Game 2: The game opened with Sydnee Nichols and Hannah Hock connecting for a middle hit. Seven serves by Sydnee and consistent play
put the girls up 9-0. Four more serves by Hannah Hock and 3 kills by Simone made the score 15-2. Five serves by Danae and kills by Hannah
Gaitan and Danyle made the score 23-6. Senior Hannah Gaitan served the last point ending the game score 25-6.
Game 3: The girls started strong in the final game with 6 serves by Sydnee, kills by Simon, and a stuff by Denae put us on top 7-3. Simon kept
the team going strong with 4 serves and a back row kill taking the score to 12-6. St. Mary’s fought back 13-11, but a kill by Danyle kept us ahead
14-11. Hannah Gaitan continued the roll with 3 serves, 2 kills by Simon, and a left-handed, middle hit by Hannah Hock put us farther ahead 20-
13. Freshman Brooke Johnson came off the bench with two serves finishing the game 25-14.
Faith vs. Holy Family
Game 1: Faith faced a strong Holy Family team. Simone Gibeau’s early offensive kills and a strategic dump over the net put the score at 4-5.
Two serves by Hannah Gaitan kept the game close at 8-10. Although Holy Family got out farther ahead, a kill by Simone kept us in the game
10-16. Good execution and offensive play put the girls up 14-21. Two stuffs in a row by Denae Dupray made the score 17-23. The game
ended with Holy Family on top 17-25.
Game 2: Strong serving from Sydnee Nichols and Hannah Hock opened the game. A great pass by Kayla O’Quinn, precise set by Sydnee,
and down-the-line kill by Simone tied the score at 6-6. Defensive save by Denae and 2 kills by Danyle kept the girls in the game at 10-12.
Great serving, strong net play, and offensive kills put the team ahead 18-16. Holy Family squeaked ahead 19-20. A kill and tip by Simone took
the Lady Eagles to 21-24. The match ended in favor of Holy Family 21-25.
Game 3: The match opened with cross-court kill by Simone and stuff by Hannah Hock making the score 3-1. Holy Family got out front 3-7. The
girls hung in against Holy Family with a down-the-line kill by Simone putting the score at 5-8. Kills and saves by the Dupray sisters got the team
close at 8-9. Kills by Simone and Danyle brought the score 11-14. Holy Family continued to score ending the game 16-25.
Faith vs. Machebeuf
The lady Eagles played an exciting match against a highly ranked Machebeuf team taking them to 5 games and ending up victorious.
Game 1 - The game opened with a kill by Simone Gibeau followed up by a stuff by Danyle Dupray making the score 5-4. Five serves by
Denae Dupray took the score to 10-5. A cross-court kill by Danyle Dupray and stuffs by Simone Gibeau and Hannah Hock put the Eagles
ahead 16-11. Three more serves by Hannah Hock and a kill by Simone Gibeau put the score at 21-14. Hannah Gaitan served the last point
putting the girls on top 25-19.
Game 2 - The girls had a slow start but strong defense kept them in match 6-8. Hard spikes by Danyle Dupray and Simone Gibeau tied the
score at 8-8. Stuff blocks by Hannah Hock and Simone Gibeau made the score 10-11. Five serves by Hannah Hock and five kills by Simone
Gibeau put the Eagles ahead 17-13. Machebeuf fought back tying the score 19-19. A sneaky dump over the net by Danyle Dupray put the
team up 20-19. With the score tied 22-22, two kills by Simone Gibeau put the girls ahead 25-24. Victory came at 28-26 with two strong spikes
by Hannah Gaitan and a stuff by Denae Dupray.
Game 3 - A strong middle hit by Hannah Hock opened game 3 1-2. Although the Eagles were behind, three serves from Hannah Hock and 3
kills by Simone Gibeau made the score 6-9. Three more serves from Sydnee Nichols and hard spikes from Simone and Danyle made the
score 8-9. Machebeuf quickly got ahead 8-21, but the team fought back 11-23. Machebeuf won the game 11-25.
Game 4 - Danyle Dupray put the team ahead early 2-0 with strong serving. Syndee and Hannah connected for a middle hit making the score
3-2. Cross-court hits by Simone and Danyle kept the team in the running 8-7. The game was close until Machebeuf edged ahead 11-15. A
stuff block by Sydnee Nichols kept the Eagles within 2 points at 14-16. Cross-court kills by Danyle Dupray and Simone Gibeau took the score
to 17-20. Machebeuf ended up on top 18-25.
Game 5 - Although Machebeuf had the momentum to win game 5, Linneah Dozer scored the first point for Faith with a strong serve off the
bench. Denae Dupray’s big block against Machebeuf’s strong hitter took the score to 4-3. Four serves by Hannah, another block by Denae,
and a kill by Simone put the girls on top 8-4. Great defense from the team, especially Kayla O’Quinn, plus four serves by Simone made the
score 11-4. Even with great team defense, Machebeuf edged closer 14-10. Another off-the-bench serve from Linneah ended the game and
Faith vs. Jefferson Academy
Faith Christian stepped out on the court to begin the match with energy and enthusiasm. JA scored
the first point. Then, with the help of a strong offense, Sydnee Nichols served an 8 point run. Simone
Gibeau and Denae Dupray had some great kills. The Lady Eagles were repeatedly blocking the JA
Jags. The hits that did make it through our blocks were being dug by Danyle Dupray. Katie Hachen
brought an effective middle hit toward the end of the game. FCHS lost a hard fought game 17-25.
The second game began with Simone Gibeau, in true “Simone form,” bringing some powerful hits!
Hannah Gaitin and Hannah Hock jointly stuffed JA with a successful block. Katie Hachen earned a
much needed point for the Eagles with an outside hit that left the Lady Jags on the floor. Despite
some great plays, the Lady Eagles lost this game 17-25.
Down 2 games, Faith came out in this game with some good moves. Denae Dupray surprised JA
with a well placed dump. She made a kill that earned the Eagles a valuable point. Jordan Tisdall
also brought an outside hit that took JA off guard. In the end, the Eagles held the Jags at game point for several plays. Unfortunately, the
Eagles lost the game 16-25, ending the match.
Faith vs. Lutheran
The Lady Eagles faced an undefeated Lutheran High School team on October 9th. The match opened with Hannah Hock burying a middle hit. A down-the-line, offensive dump over the net by Danyle Dupray kept the team ahead 5-4. A stuff by Hannah Hock took the score to 8-10. Lutheran edged ahead 8-13 and eventually won the game 15-25.
The second game opened with 4 serves in a row by Danyle Dupray making the score 4-1. Two offensive kills by Simone Gibeau put the team up 6-4. Two serves by Hannah Gaitlin and a stuff by Katie Hachen made the score 10-8. Lutheran managed to pull ahead, but three serves and an offensive kill by Simone Gibeau kept the girls in the game at 14-21. Although the team fought back, the game ended with a win for Lutheran 17-25.
Lutheran jumped to an early lead in game three, but an ace serve by Hannah Hock took the score to 3-5. Stuffs at the net by Danyle Dupray and Danae Dupray and three serves by Simone Gibeau took the score to 8-10. Although Lutheran continued to lead, the girls fought back with good defense and a cross-court kill by Danae Dupray. Lutheran won 15-25.
Faith vs. Colorado Academy
The Lady Eagles started out strong against Colorado Academy racking up a 10-2 lead with consistent offense, defense, and a 9-point serving
streak by Syndee Nichols. An offensive kill and 8 serves by Simone Gibeau put the girls ahead 22-5. The Dupray sisters finished off the game
25-7 with a cross-court kill by Danyle and down-the-line kill by Danae.
The second game began with a slow start although a down-the-line spike by Simone Gibeau kept us in the match at 2-3. Although we were
down 4-8, ace serving by Simone Gibeau and strong offensive by Danyle Dupray took us within one point at 9-10. CA pulled ahead 22-13, but
the girls came back 16-23. Unfortunately, the game ended with CA in lead at 16-25.
Game three opened with stuffs at the net by Syndee Nichols and Katie Hachen. An offensive kill by Danyle Dupray put us ahead 7-5. CA got
Faith started the final game ahead at 2-1 with offensive kills by Hannah Hock and Danae Dupray. CA edged ahead 2-8, but strong offensive
out in front 16-9, but the girls came back 16-20. Katie Hachen served 3 in a row taking the score to 17-24. CA got the last point, ending the
game at 19-25.
hitting by Danyle Dupray kept us in the game at 10-11. It was tied up at 11-11 with a kill by Hannah Hock. CA got out in front 14-19, but the girls
fought back with a hard spike by Simon Gibeau pushing the score to 15-20. The Lady Eagles continued to play aggressively, but CA ended up
on top 21-25.
The Lady Eagles roll over Kent Denver, September 27
Faith earned a decisive win against Kent Denver on Thursday night. The girls pulled ahead early 7-4 with consistent hitting and serving and
two stuffs by Katie Hachen. Seven straight serves by Hannah Gaitlin made the score 14-4. Three more serves by Kayla O’Quinn and a kill
by Danyle Dupray took the score to 17-6. A stuff by Hannah Hock and 4 serves by Danyle Dupray finished up the game 25-8.
In the second game, a quick start and 4 serves by Syndee Nichols put the Lady Eagles out front 4-0. Four more serves by Hannah Hock pushed
the team 10-2. Simone Gibeau added 13 serves, and the game ended 25-5.
The final game opened with a kill by Simone Gibeau. After a slow start, 4 serves by Hannah Gaitlin tied the score 8-8. Kills by Danyle Dupray
and Simone Gibeau kept the girls ahead 16-13. Four more serves by Simone Gibeau and three by Danyle Dupray put the team ahead 24-16.
A dump over the net by Syndee Nichols ended the game 25-18.
Faith vs. Eaton, September 22
The Lady Eagles faced a tough opponent in Eaton High School. The first game opened with a great dig from Kayla O’Quinn and kill by Simone
Gibeau. Six serves in a row from Hannah Hock gave the team an 8-3 lead. With 2 stuffs in a row from Denae Dupray, the Eagles surged
ahead 13-8. Simone Gibeau and Danyle Dupray buried 3 hits at the end of the game ending it 25-19.
The second game started with a kill from Simone Gibeau and an eventual 6-3 lead. Eaton overtook the Eagles 8-11, but the girls valiantly
fought back 11-12. A down-the-line kill by Simone Gibeau kept the Eagles in the match 16-17. The girls continued to fight to 17-18, but Eaton
edged ahead 21-25.
The third game was a tough one for Faith. Eaton got the lead early, but the Eagles hung on with good hits and defense. Hannah Hock stuffed
Eaton’s strongest hitter making the score 10-16. Eaton kept its lead and ended victoriously 14-25.
The last game of the match started with a strong serve from Linneah Dozer. A stuff by Simone Gibeau tied the game at 4-4. A kill by Danyle
Dupray, and an ace serve by Jordan Tisdall kept the Eagles in the game at 8-9. Three serves in a row by Hannah Hock and another kill by
Simone Gibeau made the score 16-21. Eaton edged ahead winning the game and match 16-25.
Faith vs. Peak to Peak, September 20th
The Lady Eagles had a great start against a strong Peak to Peak team. In the first game, they started well with strong hitting and
persistent defense. Great blocking from Denae Dupray, Danyle Dupray and Sydnee Nichols put the Eagles ahead 16-11. Peak to
Peak came back slowly getting to within two points of Faith. Consistent serving and offense gave the eagles the win at 25-19.
In the early stages of the second game, the teams were often tied. Peak to Peak pulled ahead 10-12. Faith tied it up 17-17, but
Peak to Peak moved ahead winning 21-25.
Simone started the third game with a super offensive kill. Three serves in row from Hannah Hock took the score to 5-3. Faith
stayed ahead with great hits from Simone Gibeau, Danyle Dupray, and Hannah Gaitlin. The teams tied at 18-18. A long rally with
lots of hustle put the Eagles ahead 20-18. A good string of serves by Danyle Dupray and a stuff by Simone Gibeau took our team
to 22-18. Although we kept fighting, Peak to Peak prevailed 24-26.
In the last game of the match, Simone Gibeau drew first blood with a kill. We pulled ahead 5-2. A strong hit by Danyle Dupray tied
up the game at 9-9. Four serves in a row and a block by Hannah Hock edged Faith ahead 16-14. Solid passes by Kayla O’Quinn
helped tie to game at 18-18. An offensive dump into Peak to Peak’s courts by Sydnee Nichols maintained our momentum at 20-20.
Peak to Peak came back taking the game 21-25.
The Lady Eagles defeat D'Evelyn in an exciting 5 game match!
The Eagles had a great start to a tough match against D’Evelyn High School. During the first game, the girls played well as a team displaying
great teamwork, blocking, and hitting. A slower start to the second game saw the team down 2-6. They fought on tying the game at 17-17 with a
string of serves from Hannah Hock. Throughout the game, there were moments of great offense, blocking, and defensive digs by Danyle Dupray.
The game point serve by Syndee Nicholas gave the Eagles at 28-26 victory. The third game started well with a 4-point serving streak by Danyle
Dupray. The score changed back and forth until D’Evelyn edged ahead defeating the Eagles 26-28. The fourth game had long rallies, but the
Eagles could not get ahead ending the game at 11-24. The Eagles started out ahead quickly in the fifth game with consistent serving, hitting by
Simone Gibeau and Danyle Dupray, and blocking by Denae Dupray. An exciting win of 15-10 ended the match.
September 8, 2012 Overland High School Tournament
The Eagles played 5 matches at the Overland tournament finishing 7th out of 16 teams. They began strong easily defeating Montbello High
School 25-12 and 25-13 with great hitting and team work.
Facing a tall Arvada West team, the Eagles suffered their first tournament defeat in a close match (20-25 and 19-25). Both games were very
close with great passing and team work. A-West inched ahead at the end of both games.
Not to be deterred by defeat, the Eagles came back to defeat Sand Creek High School 25-6 and 25-21. The crowd saw more strong hitting from
Simone Gibeau and Danielle Dupray and a big smile from setter Sydney Nichols when she got 2 blocks and a hit.
In the 4th match, the Eagles faced Liberty High School, a large 5A school from Colorado Springs. Although the team struggled early in the match,
they came back to win 25-23 with a string of serves from Hannah Hock at the end of the set. The score in the second set was close until Liberty
edged ahead winning 15-25. The tie-breaking set went back and forth until Liberty surged ahead winning it 12-15.
The Eagles dominated the last match of the day against Aurora Central. Great hitting and serving gave the team a 25-20 win. Good defense and
hitting plus a string of serves from Hannah Gaitlin gave the team a strong finish with a 25-14 victory.
Faith vs. Valley High School, September 6th
For their first away game, the Eagles traveled to Gilcrest to face a volleyball powerhouse at Valley High School. Although the Eagles fought hard,
they were defeated 7-25, 15-25, and 13-25.
Faith vs. Platte Valley
The Eagles faced a strong Platte Valley team at home early in September. We won an exciting first set 32-30. Platte Valley came back defeating
us in the next three sets 18-25, 13-25, and 23-25.
Faith vs. Strasburg High School, August 30th
The Eagles opened their season with a decisive win at home over Strasburg High School. We shut down Strasburg with a 25-16, 25-16,