Rams’ offense in sync in win over Moffat County
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
CARBONDALE, Colorado – Erik Carrillo’s nickname is Speedy for a reason.
The Roaring Fork sophomore put his quick feet on display Saturday, scoring a pair of goals to help the Rams to a 4-1 boys soccer win over visiting Moffat County.
Carrillo found net twice on assists from Enrique Abarca and Aaron Palomera as part of a four-goal first half for Roaring Fork. Carrillo’s wheels came in especially handy on his second goal, on which he chased down a pass and then broke away for an easy tap-in.
Jack Fisher buried the Rams’ first goal on a pass from Israel Leyva and, just before halftime, Abarca converted a penalty kick after teammate Dakotah Grett drew a foul in the box.
“We listened to the coach and went away from pressure and passed the ball,” said Carrillo, who says he picked up the nickname Speedy back in U10 soccer. “We got some good shots in the goal. We had lots of teamwork and communication.”
Added Roaring Fork coach Aaron Anderson: “We sprayed the ball around the way that we can. We switched around to the point of attack the way that we can. We didn’t keep knocking it straight down the field. We passed it from sideline to sideline and just looked for openings. It worked out really well.”
Alan Flores had Moffat County’s lone goal in the first half. He scored off an indirect free kick. Teammate Bryant Cox touched the ball over to Flores.
While they held the Rams scoreless in the second half, the odds were stacked against the Bulldogs from the outset, coach Rusty Cox said.
“It got away from us when we left home and two guys didn’t show up today,” he lamented. “We had a starter that didn’t show up, so it started bad. We had to juggle our lineup a little bit.”
That meant a number of freshmen logging big minutes. Mix in composure issues and it just wasn’t meant to be for Moffat County on Saturday.
“There was just a little bit of frustration, really, on our part,” Cox said. “We’re doing better, but we just have to stay consistent. The problem is we start getting frustrated and fall apart.”
The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 1-5 overall. Roaring Fork improved to 5-2.
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