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Prep Sports Roundup: Bears record another road volleyball victory

Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
Jeff Caspersen Post IndependentGlenwood Springs junior Taylor Kontour smashes a shot during Thursday's volleyball match against visiting Eagle Valley. Kontour and the Demons won in four games.
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Kimmie Rausin had six kills and Annie Schmidt finished with eight digs as Rifle’s volleyball team picked up a 25-17, 25-14, 25-23 win at Basalt on Thursday.

The Bears improved to 4-4 overall with the win in their first official 3A Western Slope League match.

“It was a great all-around effort,” Rifle coach Erin Reider said. “We really spread out [the stats]. A lot of the girls were hitting it strong. … They’re definitely getting more and more confident.”

On Tuesday, the Bears outlasted Grand Valley.

Rausin had nine kills and a pair of service aces and Kylee Orgill added eight kills and three aces for Rifle, which survived a marathon-like first game for a 36-34, 25-15, 24-26, 25-12 victory over the Cardinals.

Abby Orgill added a match-high 15 assists and six kills.

The Bears will play host to Coal Ridge at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Glenwood Springs rallied from a lethargic opening game to knock off visiting Eagle Valley in volleyball on Thursday.

The Demons won by game counts of 16-25, 25-21, 25-23 and 25-17.

Taylor James smacked nine kills to lead Glenwood, which leveled its overall record at 4-4. Delaney Gaddis had seven service aces and Rachel Orosz finished with 16 digs.

Next up for the Demons is a Tuesday trip to Palisade.

Coal Ridge’s volleyball team rolled to a 25-12, 25-7, 25-19 win at Moffat County on Thursday.

The red-hot Titans, whose only loss of the season was to defending 2A state champion Lutheran at the Demon Invitational, improved to 6-1 overall. They’ve now won five straight matches and will travel to Gunnison on Saturday.

“Our serving did very well again,” Coal Ridge coach Scott Black said. “It really was a team effort. Everybody hit well. Everybody passed well and our setting was great.”

Everything went right for the Rifle boys soccer team in the first half of Thursday’s game against visiting Eagle Valley.

Victor Martinez scored a goal and the Bears benefited from an own-goal to take a 2-1 lead over the visiting Devils.

It all unraveled in the second half. Surrendering two goals, Rifle left the pitch with a 3-2 loss.

“The first half was phenomenal,” Rifle coach Rich Carter said. “We were in total control of the game. We were moving the ball at will, doing what we wanted to with it. Then, the second half came and we didn’t hustle. We didn’t want to win it more than Eagle wanted to win it.”

Martinez’s goal came off an assist from Angel Diaz, who sent in a cross that sailed over the goalkeeper’s hands. Martinez was waiting just beyond those hands, using his head to bury the shot.

Next up for Rifle (2-2) is a Tuesday trip to Battle Mountain.

After a promising first half, Grand Valley surrendered four second-half goals en route to a 5-1 loss at Vail Mountain School on Thursday.

“I thought the first half we played pretty well and organized,” said Cardinals coach Eric Sarno, whose team trailed at the break, 1-0. “Although we gave up a goal in the 12th minute, we responded well.”

Within the first 15 minutes of the second half, VMS put three more goals on the board.

Luis Vicencio scored Grand Valley’s lone goal in the 67th minute.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School will visit the Cardinals in Parachute on Saturday. Game time is 11 a.m.

Roaring Fork boys soccer coach Aaron Anderson couldn’t be happier with the direction his Rams are headed.

Thursday’s 3-0 win at Delta had a lot to do with the coach’s happiness.

“We continued to take these small steps in the right direction,” he said. “It was a team effort. This is the most unity I’ve seen with the team. We really came together.”

Lalo Clemente scored the Rams’ first and third goals. Sandwiched between them was a score from Kike Abarca.

Roaring Fork, which improved to 2-1 on the season, host Colorado Rocky Mountain School at 4 p.m. on Monday.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School kicked off its boys soccer season with a 4-3 win at Moffat County on Thursday.

The Oysters got goals from Aaron Zepp, Jordan Feldman, Mikey Schumacher and Sammy Martin.

Martin’s goal, which came with roughly five minutes remaining in regulation, won it for CRMS. He hustled to chase down a through-ball and Martin was able to tap the ball in past a charging goalkeeper.

“It was a great first day,” Oysters coach Dan Pittz said. “For the first game of the season, we stuck it out to the end. It was really exciting.”

CRMS plays at Grand Valley at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Joe LyBarger scored two goals and Alex Trujillo, Roberto Diaz, Diego Rodriguez and Nigel Johnson each found net once as Battle Mountain scored a 6-0 boys soccer win at Glenwood Springs on Thursday.

The win pushed the Huskies to 4-0 overall, while the Demons dipped to 1-3.

On deck for Glenwood is a Saturday trip to Grand Junction Central. The game is slated to begin at noon.

Thursday’s boys soccer game between Coal Ridge and visiting Basalt was postponed. The teams will meet instead at 9 a.m. on Saturday.


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