Prep Sports Roundup
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Erupting for five goals in the second half, Coal Ridge’s boys soccer team scored a 6-1 boys soccer win at Grand Valley on Thursday.
After Jose Rodriguez buried a goal to give the Titans a 1-0 lead at halftime, the visitors went wild in the second half.
Alfonso Hernandez scored three times to post a hat trick and Rodriguez and Dale Bauer chipped in goals as Coal Ridge upped its record to 13-0.
Alfredo Salcedo posted Grand Valley’s lone goal.
The Titans return to the pitch for a home game with Basalt at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, while the Cardinals (1-11) travel to face Vail Mountain today at 11 a.m.
Christa Currier’s 11 kills led Coal Ridge to a 25-21, 16-25, 25-14, 25-19 volleyball win over visiting Rifle on Thursday.
Currier added four aces as the Titans pushed their record to 8-7 overall and to 8-6 in the 3A Western Slope League.
Rebecca Mitchell chipped in with six kills for Coal Ridge. Jessica West added four kills and Zoe Reece belted four aces.
Coal Ridge battled Olathe Friday night and will host Grand Valley at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Sailors take Demons down in 4
Kaitie Breisch and Maggie Stanford combined for 22 kills to lead Steamboat Springs to a four-game volleyball win at Glenwood Springs on Thursday.
The Sailors won by game counts of 26-24, 21-25, 25-17 and 25-16.
The loss dropped Glenwood to 8-8 overall and to 3-6 in the 4A WSL.
Steamboat improved to 8-8 and 4-5 in league.
Next up for the Demons is a trip to Moffat County for a 1 p.m. match this afternoon.
While half the team was busy at the Cortez Invitational, a contingent of Glenwood Springs cross country runners remained in the valley for last Saturday’s Chris Severy Invitational in Aspen.
Sadey Stillman (27:47) placed 50th to lead the Demons in the girls varsity race. Savannah Pearson (54th, 29:31), Even McGraith (57th, 30:16), Rachel Maison (58th, 31:04) and Dani Turley (59th, 31:05) also competed.
Connor Dodge (78th, 26:55), Warren Knutson (80th, 28:51) and Griffen Rowe-Gaddis (81st, 31:49) paced Glenwood in the varsity boys race.
Leading the Demons in the junior varsity girls race were Haley Oddo (34th, 30:18), Summer Trent (42nd, 32:15) and Jenna Sobke (47th, 33:51).
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