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Garvik, Roaring Fork improve to 4-0 with win over Aspen

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Landon Garvik’s 10 kills helped Roaring Fork to a 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 volleyball win over visiting Aspen on Thursday.

Savanna Phibbs was active on defense for the Rams, finishing with 12 digs.

The win bumped Roaring Fork’s overall record to 4-0. All four matches were 3A Western Slope League contests.

Up next for the Rams is a 6 p.m. home match with Grand Valley tonight. Roaring Fork returns to its home floor on Saturday for a noon match against Cedaredge.

The Skiers (0-5) lost for the 24th straight time.

“We gave them challenges and had a good time,” Aspen coach Clay Dahlman said. “We left the gym with our heads held high. … We were also humbled by a solid opponent. They are stacked.”

Rifle won its first volleyball match of 2010 on Tuesday, holding off visiting Hotchkiss in five games.

The Bears, now 1-5, won by game counts of 25-16, 21-25, 25-23, 13-25 and 17-15.

Rifle travels to Olathe tonight.

Jorge Hernandez, Alfonso Hernandez and Fernando Serna each scored goals as Coal Ridge picked up a boys soccer win over visiting Roaring Fork on Thursday.

“I was really pleased,” Titans coach Brian Blair said. “The ball moved around really nicely from side to side. We scored two goals in the first 15 minutes and that really let us get into a rhythm and play patiently the rest of the game.”

The win pushed Coal Ridge to 5-0 overall. Roaring Fork dropped to 1-3.

“Brian’s team has a great, confident attack,” Roaring Fork coach John Ackerman lauded. “We’re still trying to work things out offensively on our side. That’s kind of a recipe for that kind of game. We came out and it took us a little longer than we would have hope to put our defense together.”

Roaring Fork travels to Glenwood for a 1 p.m. game on Saturday, while Coal Ridge travels to Hotchkiss for an 11 a.m. contest the same day.

Hunter Brown, Joe Ciborowski, Travis Grange, Nate Kaup and Kellin Casey all found net as Glenwood Springs rolled to a 5-0 boys soccer win over Rifle on Thursday.

Casey and Brown scored their goals in the first half to stake the host Demons to a 2-0 lead at the break.

Glenwood, which improved to 2-3-1, hosts Roaring Fork at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Bears (1-4), host Aspen at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Rifle’s softball team plated two runs in the seventh inning to slip past visiting Grand Valley in softball on Thursday, 9-8.

The Bears and Cardinals went back and forth, with Rifle scoring two runs in the second inning, three in the fifth and two apiece in the sixth and seventh.

Grand Valley countered with a three-spot in the first inning, two runs apiece in the third and fourth and one in the sixth.

Shawnee Young, who played for Rifle before Grand Valley got its program off the ground, started in the pitching circle against her old team.

Cortney Cordova had a double for the Bears (2-6). Kendra Hill had a double for the Cardinals (2-6).

Rifle hits the road to play Basalt today at 4 p.m. Grand Valley hosts Gunnison for a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.

– Jon Maletz of the Aspen Times contributed to this report

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