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Rams blank Pearls

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kelley Cox Post Independent

CARBONDALE, Colorado – Communication is key in soccer, and it’s what helped Roaring Fork’s girls to a 4-0 win over crosstown rival Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Saturday.

“Our communication was really good,” said the Rams’ Nayeli Alfaro, who racked up two goals and an assist at CRMS. “We’ve been working on our wall passes and takeovers. I think we covered that, too.”

Teamwork and communication were evident in pretty much all four Roaring Fork tallies.

Roughly 30 minutes in, Taylor Adams sent a long free kick toward Alfaro. The ball ricocheted off a defender or two before finding its way to Alfaro, who punched in a point-blank goal to put the Rams on top.

Just before halftime, Alfaro scored in the aftermath of a corner kick sent in by Adams. Mia Wedemeyer appeared to get the first shot off. Alfaro was there for the rebound.

“It was the right place at the right time,” Alfaro said.

Less than 10 minutes into the second half, Alfaro sent a pass from near the end line to teammate Kaleigh Wisroth, who was charging up the center of the field. Wisroth took the pass cleanly and buried a mid-range shot to make it 3-0.

Adams added the final goal with roughly five minutes left, taking a pass from teammate Hailey Thompson, working past a defender and finding net with a shot from inside the 18-yard box.

Roaring Fork improved to 5-3 with the win.

“I feel like we’re progressing every game,” coach Heather Fox said. “We’re making progress every practice, and that’s what we need to continue to do until we hit the end of the season.”

CRMS dropped to 2-3 with the defeat. Though they weren’t victorious, the Pearls put forth a spirited effort, particularly in the second half.

“In the second half, I thought we were a little bit more aggressive,” CRMS coach Amanda Leahy said. “We did more subbing, and even the subs coming off the bench kind of got into the aggression on the field.”


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