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Paskett’s second-half goal propels Cards past Rams

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Lauren Paskett buried a second-half penalty kick to lift Grand Valley’s girls soccer team to a 3-2 win over visiting Roaring Fork on Tuesday.

Paskett also scored a first-half goal as the Cardinals won for the second time in as many games. Ashlynn Speakman also chipped in a goal.

“The girls stepped it up and played hard when they needed to,” Grand Valley coach Kelly Clark said.

Taylor Adams scored both goals for Roaring Fork, which rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to head into halftime tied at 2. Adams found net on a free kick and a penalty kick.

“It was a beautiful free kick,” Rams coach John Ackerman said. “She was fairly far out with a nice, long arch. It was just a really good hit.”

Paskett eventually countered, scoring the game-winner in the 55th minute. Paskett is one of four freshmen who start for the Cardinals.

It’s a quartet that’s having quite the early impact.

“They’ve been playing parks and rec [soccer] for quite a few years together,” Clark said. “They’re rolling right into this.”

Paige Ryan scored three goals and Ashlie Bowles found net twice as Coal Ridge topped host Rifle, 8-1, on Tuesday.

Alicia Cokley, Cindy Fabela and Amanda Wenzel each added a goal for the Titans, who improved to 2-1 on the young season and rebounded from Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Glenwood Springs.

“They learned a lot from Saturday,” Titans coach Brian Blair said. “I learned a lot about areas we can grow with such a young team. We were able to come out and do some really nice things with the ball.”

Holly Brown’s hat trick lifted Glenwood Springs to a 3-1 win over visiting Battle Mountain on Tuesday.

Michaela Mansfield had a pair of assists and Hannah McDermott had a helper for the Demons, who improved to 2-0.

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