Aspen, Roaring Fork kick it out to a tie
ASPEN, Colo. The Aspen and Roaring Fork soccer teams battled for 90 minutes Thursday in a game that featured close calls, solid defense and ultimately little resolution. Despite generating multiple scoring chances and controlling the ball for the majority of the game, Aspen could get just one shot past 6-foot-7 Rams goalkeeper Torrey Udall. Roaring Fork added the equalizer late in the first half, and the two teams walked away with a 1-1 tie after the second half and two five-minute overtimes produced drama – but little else.Aspen’s adept passing yielded a score in the 26th minute. Logan Tierney positioned himself near the far post on an indirect kick from Kelly Selby near the right sideline. Selby’s lob sailed over Udall’s outstretched fingertips, and Tierney headed the ball into the net. It was the lone shot that sailed out of Udall’s reach.”Sometimes he looks like he’s 10 feet tall out there,” Roaring Fork coach John Ackerman said.Roaring Fork, whose roster includes 11 freshman and sophomores and just four upperclassmen, showed some resiliency in its first game of the season. Sophomore Anthony Flores squared the game with 4 minutes, 34 seconds left in the first when he controlled a deflection, then beat Aspen goalkeeper Alex Owen from close range. Jon Maletz of the Aspen Times contributed to this report.
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