Prep Sports Briefs
Basalt’s Hector Morales scored a first-half goal that held up the rest of the way as the Longhorns held on for a 1-0 boys soccer win at Coal Ridge on Thursday.
The host Titans produced a number of promising chances down the stretch, missing on a penalty kick with roughly 10 minutes left and then having a goal called back due to an offsides whistle shortly thereafter.
“The first half, Basalt had a ton of possession,” Coal Ridge coach Brian Blair said. “I thought our guys played hard in the second half. We kept them pretty even. I think it was a big wake-up call for us in terms of the level we have to play at. The fact we kept it close is encouraging.”
Tyler Guettler had a monster game in goal for the Titans, Blair noted.
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“He played a great game,” the coach said. “He made a couple of excellent saves.”
The only shot that slipped past the lanky keeper was Morales’ game-winner.
“It was on a rebound,” said Blair, whose squad dropped to 1-2 on the young season. “Tyler made the first save and he just tapped it in.”
Goals by Julio Aguirre and Marco Gutierrez lifted Rifle’s boys soccer team to a 2-all draw with visiting Hotchkiss on Thursday.
The Bears moved to 1-0-1 on the season with the tie.
Colorado Rocky Mountain School scored on a 10th-minute breakaway and never looked back in a 3-1 boys soccer win at Grand Valley on Thursday.
Late in the game, Grand Valley junior Luis Mancinas forced a CRMS own-goal.
“I was pleased with the moments of quality soccer I saw, which created six or seven solid chances on goal throughout the match,” Cardinals coach Eric Sarno said. “We need to be more clinical in front of the goal. The overall effort and emphasis on fitness was better than it has been. We just need to figure out how to put it together for 80 minutes.”
Senior defender Miguel Mancinas was solid on defense, Sarno said, and goalkeeper Artemio Baltazar kept the Cardinals in the game with timely stops even though he was battling a sore leg.
Junior Luis Vicencio was the creator of a few Cardinal chances on goal.
Hattie Gianinetti swatted 15 kills and twin sister Megan finished with nine kills as Roaring Fork defeated Grand Valley, 25-20, 16-25, 25-12, 25-21, on Thursday.
Caitlin Kinney chipped in with eight kills and 15 digs for the Rams. Madison Handy had six kills and 14 digs and Taylor Adams produced 36 assist and 16 digs.
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