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Speakman strikes twice as Cardinals top Bears

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Ashlynn Speakman scored two goals, lifting Grand Valley to a 3-1 girls soccer win over visiting Rifle on Thursday.

Speakman wasted little time getting her first goal, finding net in the first 10 minutes of the game. Just before halftime, she put in her second goal of the day.

Emily Marbas netted a third Cardinal goal in the second half as the Grand Valley improved to 3-3-1 overall.

“The midfield played really well by holding the Bears in their half of the field for most of the game,” Grand Valley coach Kelly Clark said. “Defenders did well, not allowing very many opportunities for the Bears to score.”

Julia Navarro scored Rifle’s goal in the second half.

Rifle’s junior varsity team defeated Grand Valley, 2-1. Reagan Cyphers scored the Cardinals’ goal in that one.

Marbas scored a goal, helping Grand Valley’s girls soccer team to a 1-all draw at Rangely on Tuesday.

Rangely rallied to put a goal on the board in the second half to force the tie.

Taking a 3-0 lead after a half, Aspen scored a 5-0 girls soccer win over visiting Roaring Fork on Wednesday.

Keile Kropf and Annie Graber scored two goals apiece to pace the Skiers.

Grand Valley’s baseball team suffered a 10-0, mercy rule-shortened defeat to visiting Olathe on Tuesday.

Willy Corey shut the Cardinals down to earn the win on the mound. He struck out eight in four innings of work.

Taylor Walters carded a 92 to pace Rifle’s girls golfers at Monday’s Grand Junction Invitational, held at Bookcliff Country Club.

Walters’ score landed her a fourth-place individual finish. She’s placed in the top five individually in every tourney this season.

Rounding out fourth-place Rifle’s scores were Alyx Carter (103), Kieryn Wurtz-Hammond (111) and Allison Powell (126).

“The Rifle girls fought hard on Monday,” Bears coach Britt Choate said. “It was chilly and the course was playing long. … As a team, we are improving every week and I believe, by the time regionals and state roll around, we should be at the top of our game.”

Glenwood Springs finished third in the boys team standings and fourth among girls squads at Tuesday’s junior varsity track and field meet.

The host Demons got event wins from Manuel Molina in the boys 400-meter dash (56.02 seconds) and from Delaney Gaddis in the girls 800 (2:41.85).

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