Prep Sports Roundup: Vic’s overtime kick wins it for the Bears
Victor Martinez opened the scoring for Rifle on Tuesday. He also closed it out, finding net just 25 seconds into sudden-death overtime for a 3-2 boys soccer win at Moffat County on Tuesday afternoon.
Working within a chaotic scene out in front of the net, Martinez managed to punch in the game-winner.
“We had a lot of pressure,” Bears coach Rich Carter said. “We had a bunch of shots, a head [shot] and the ball just ricocheted around and came back to his feet. He punched it in.”
Martinez also scored a first-half goal.
A teammate made Martinez’s golden goal in overtime a possibility.
With Rifle trailing by a goal and less than five minutes left in regulation, Junior Calvillo buried a shot in the upper right corner of the net from 25 yards out.
“It was an outstanding game, both on offense and defense,” Carter said. “When the whole team gets involved in a game of possession, things seem to go well for us.”
The Bears improved to 2-1 overall with the win.
Tyler Scott’s 77 helped Coal Ridge’s boys golfers to a second-place team finish at Meeker Golf Course on Tuesday.
Scott and the Titans finished in a second-place tie with Aspen. Vail Christian won the team title.
“They did well,” Coal Ridge coach Jemiah Fowler said. “It was the last tournament of the season before regionals at Cortez next week. If we play like we’ve been playing all year, it should be a good tournament.”
Awakening for three runs in the bottom of the third, two in the fifth and one in the sixth, Palisade knocked off visiting Rifle in softball on Tuesday, 6-3.
Angela Gordon’s 4 for 4 afternoon paced the Bulldogs, who improved to 6-5 on the season.
Brittany Neuroth’s three hits and two RBIs paced the Bears. Emma Speer added two hits and Cassidy Blackard, Antonia Booth and Mary Wright each had a hit apiece.
“We came out strong, but we had an inning where we made some mistakes,” Rifle coach Cindy Skinner said. “That kind of took us out of it. We never did recover hitting. We started getting underneath the ball.”
The Bears scored a run apiece in the first, second and third innings. They dropped to 4-3-1 with the defeat.
Tuesday’s Basalt-Colorado Rocky Mountain School boys soccer game was called after about 20 minutes of play because of a storm that featured rain and lightning.
The Longhorns and host Oysters were tied at 1 after trading early goals, but the game will start fresh whenever it is made up.
Twin sisters Hattie and Megan Gianinetti swatted seven kills apiece as Roaring Fork’s volleyball team won at Hotchkiss in three, 25-9, 25-6, 25-19.
Caitlin Kinney added five kills and Taylor Adams had 22 assists as the Rams improved to 5-1.
Toni Gross and Madison Handy each finished with four aces. On defense, Handy had eight digs and Gross six.
“We’re improving on staying consistent and staying focused the whole match,” Roaring Fork coach Carrie Shultz said.
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