VAIL, Colorado - Ashlynn Speakman and Randi Sheridan each scored three goals for the Grand Valley High School girls soccer team, which held a six-goal lead against Vail Christian by halftime on its way to a 10-1 Class 3A Western Slope League victory on Thursday afternoon.
Kyra Chenoweth and Lauren Paskett added a goal and an assist for the Cardinals (7-1-0 overall, 4-1-0 league play), who led 6-0 at halftime. Reagan Cyphers and Hanna Cornelius also scored for Grand Valley before a goal from Vail Christian (1-5-0, 1-3-0) in the 76th minute averted the shutout.
Speakman's goals came in the second, 22nd and 55th minutes. Her three goals in the match gave her 17 for the season.
"Ashlynn got one really early, but it took us a while to settle into the match," Grand Valley coach Eric Sarno said. "This was our first game of the year on [artificial] turf, so we needed a few minutes to adjust to the speed of play.
"Obviously, I'm happy with the scoreline," he continued. "The girls are playing with confidence, and it's showing."
Colorado Rocky Mountain School forfeited its scheduled match against Grand Valley, but it doesn't become official until the scheduled date of the match next Monday. After that, the Cardinals will play a nonleague match at Rifle next Tuesday.
PEACH VALLEY, Colorado - Paige Ryan scored three goals and Kelsey Fauser added two goals to help Coal Ridge earn a 10-0 girls soccer victory over Rangely on Thursday.
Sarah Solinger, Becca Mitchell, Ashley Strong, Jackie Collins and Jenny Call all found the net for the first-place Titans (7-1-0 overall, 6-0-0 3A WSL).
The match was stopped due to the 10-goal mercy rule. Rangely wasn't able to get a shot on goal against the Titans.
Coal Ridge continues league play Saturday at Moffat County.