Prep Sports Roundup: Knott, McSwain each score twice in Glenwood win
GYPSUM, Colorado – Lillie McSwain and Jackie Knott each scored a pair of goals, the the Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer team broke its match with Eagle Valley open with a three-goal season half en route to a 5-1 Class 4A Western Slope League victory Saturday afternoon.
The Demons (2-1-0) also got a lift from Laura McDermott, whose last game before shoulder surgery will be Thursday at home against Delta. McDermott, who usually plays in the midfield, was moved to forward for the game in order to give the Demons a different look.
McSwain scored in the first and second half, and Knott’s two second-half goals helped Glenwood pull away after going into halftime with a 2-1 cushion. Rachel Rosenburg capped Glenwood’s scoring with a breakaway goal down the left side of the field.
“It’s taken us a while to get our balance in the first half,” Glenwood coach Steve White said. “We’ve been experimenting with a lot of new players who have been playing in a lot of different positions. We have a lot off depth and talent on this team.”
The Demons are off until Thursday when they play their home opener against Delta.
CARBONDALE, Colorado – Madison Handy recorded three saves in goal for Roaring Fork, which only had four shots on goal of their own in playing the Aspen Skiers to a scoreless tie.
“We have a lot of girls from the basketball team who have just gotten back, so we’re just getting to know each other again,” Roaring Fork coach Heather Fox said. “Our goal today was to just go out, have fun and play hard. We’re working on getting better a the season goes on.”
The Rams (0-0-1) play next on Tuesday in a home game against Basalt.
RIFLE, Colorado – Summit High School jumped to a 2-0 lead at halftime and added three more in the second half in handing Rifle a 5-0 WSL loss.
Rifle coach Rich Carter praised the efforts of Julia Navarro and Katie Herron in the midfield. Goalkeeper Cidney Gardner finished with 15 saves and Sarah McCutchen had four shots on goal for the Bears, who play next at Battle Mountain on Wednesday.
PEACH VALLEY, Colorado – Coal Ridge High School’s baseball team had a rough outing in a season-opening doubleheader against Basalt, falling 10-3 in the opener and 17-4 in the second game.
Tim Johnson finished 8-for-9 batting with six stolen bases and seven RBIs in the two games, and Spencer Glasener struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings in the Longhorns’ first-game victory. Nick Calabro and Mark Barto pitched the second game against Basalt in a game that ended via the 10-run mercy rule.
The Titans (0-2) host Cedaredge in a single game at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
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