Roaring Fork’s Magana scores second hat trick in as many games
Roaring Fork High School junior striker Emi Magana scored his second hat trick of the season on Thursday in a 10-1 win against Basalt. It was the Rams’ second game of the season.
Magana found the back of the net for his fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the young season, already matching his total from six games in the spring. He scored eight goals in 11 games as a freshman in 2019.
Magana takes a one-goal lead over Palisade senior Silas Ford in the 3A/4A Western Slope West League standings. Silas has played one more game.
Magana has scored more goals on his own than any other collective team in league play, though three teams have not yet begun their league schedule. Roaring Fork’s 18 goals in overall play are five more than Palisade, which has played five games.
Roaring Fork plays a nonleague contest across town at Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Sept. 9.
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Coal Ridge scores a pair of soccer wins
Also on Thursday, it was Coal Ridge over visiting Salida, 1-0. Junior Fil Meraz scored the Titans’ lone goal.
And, on Saturday, Coal Ridge stayed perfect on the young season, traveling just down the road to Rifle and coming away with a 2-0 win over the Bears.
Against Rifle, the Titans’ first goal came three minutes into the game when Meraz stole the ball from a Rifle defender and scored the goal. The second goal came with 10 minutes left in the game when junior Ezra Williams beat the goalie and the last defender and scored.
Next up for Coal Ridge (4-0) is a Friday game against Telluride at home in New Castle.
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It may be by a technicality, but the Valley Valkyries 7s rugby club were the de facto champions of their hosted tournament this weekend.