Aspen, Roaring Fork finish knotted at 3-all in WSL tilt
ASPEN – Aspen and Roaring Fork played to a 3-3 tie Tuesday afternoon at the Aspen High School field, further muddying the playoff picture for the Class 3A Western Slope League.The stalemate carried over from a 2-all deadlock at halftime with a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation. And after two five-minute overtime periods, no victor emerged.Aspen stands at 1-5-1 in league play while Roaring Fork stands at 2-4-2.Basalt and Vail Mountain have clinched two of three state playoff berths from the league, while the third and final berth remains undetermined. Colorado Rocky Mountain School (3-5), Paonia (2-5-1), Roaring Fork and Aspen all stand a chance to claim the berth as the final games play out in the next week.
Roaring Fork’s Noe Duran opened the scoring, but Aspen’s Tyler Moore answered with a one-timer to even the score at 1-all.Roaring Fork’s effective counterattack produced another goal in the 25th minute when an Aspen defensive breakdown enabled Miguel Montdragon to slip through the backline for his first of two goals. Aspen’s Carlos Rojas evened it up at 2-all on a penalty-kick goal.In the second half, Rojas added another goal for Aspen, while Montdragon struck again for Roaring Fork to preserve the tie.Basalt blanks Paonia, 9-0
Basalt remained undefeated in league play with a 9-0 win at Paonia Tuesday afternoon.Cy Eaton scored four goals and had three assists as Basalt improved to a league-leading 7-0-1, and 10-1-1 overall.”We looked good,” said Basalt coach Erik Streff. “The passing is coming along and things are finally starting to come together.”Jamie Wirkler recorded the shutout in goal for Basalt.Other Longhorn scorers included Felipe Sanchez (2), Ben Pollock (2) and Trevor Brown (1). Ryan Zubizaretta and Sanchez had two assists each, and Pollock and Kyle Logan had one apiece.
VolleyballRifle falls 3-1 to Wildcats The Rifle Bears volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision in a nonleague tilt at Fruita Monument Tuesday. With the loss, Rifle stays winless (0-14) on the season, but the match wasn’t a total loss for the Bears. Rifle ended an eight-match streak during which it failed to win a game.Rifle returns to league play tonight with a road game against Delta.
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