Prep Sports Roundup: Cornejo, Vicencio lift Grand Valley to a win over Delta |

Prep Sports Roundup: Cornejo, Vicencio lift Grand Valley to a win over Delta

Grand Valley put together a solid, focused 80 minutes of soccer. The reward: a win.

Santos Cornejo and Luis Vicencio finished goals as the Cardinals beat Delta, 2-1, to win for the second time in 2012. They set a program record for victories in the process.

“The boys put in a solid shift today,” Grand Valley coach Eric Sarno said. “It was a good 80 minutes of soccer.”

The Cardinals got their first goal in the 22nd minute. Will Hinkle beat a couple defenders on the wing and sent in a ball. Cornejo took a touch in the air and finished.

A handball call in the box set up Vicencio with a penalty kick in the 40th minute to make it 2-0.

Delta eventually put a goal on the board in the 78th minute off a penalty kick.

“I was so pleased to see this effort after we were thoroughly disappointed following the loss to Coal Ridge,” Sarno said. “The boys earned this one. It feels good.”

Francisco Vicencio and Luis Pena were in control of the midfield all day, Sarno said. Goalkeeper Tucker Schultz made a few key saves to hold the win.

Roaring Fork put up two first-half goals, holding on for a 3-1 boys soccer win over visiting Glenwood Springs on Saturday.

Israel Leyva, Misael Ramos and Gustavo Olivia all found net for the Rams, who improved to 6-2-1 overall with the non-league win. Lalo Clemente finished with two assists.

Taylor Gore’s complete game in the pitcher’s circle wasn’t enough to lift Rifle’s softball team to a win over visiting Montrose on Saturday. The Bears hurler struck out five.

At the plate, Cassidy Blackard was 2 for 4. Emma Speer was 1 for 2 with a walk, hit-by-pitch and two runs and Emily Neuroth and Samantha Patterson were both 1 for 3.

The loss dropped Rifle, which scored two runs apiece in the first and fourth innings, to 9-7-1 overall.

It took five games, but Grand Valley slipped past visiting Aspen in volleyball on Saturday, 21-25, 22-25, 25-20, 28-26, 25-13.

For the second consecutive match, the Cardinals won a match after dropping the first two games. They did the same against Rifle on Tuesday.

The win pushed Grand Valley to 6-6 overall and to 3-1 in the 3A Western Slope League.

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