Basalt soccer offensive explosion continues
BASALT – Five different Basalt players scored in the first 20 minutes against non-league opponent Pagosa Springs Saturday at the BHS field, lifting the Longhorns to a 10-nil victory, their fourth-consecutive.For Basalt (4-1), it marked the third win in a week by a cumulative tally of 25-1.Basalt junior striker Felipe Sanchez scored three goals, junior winger Ben Pollock and sophomore forward Ryan Zubizaretta scored two goals each, and senior midfielder Cy Eaton scored one (in the 1st minute) and assisted on four goals.”We played our game, we scored some nice goals, we got the shutout and we kept our passes going,” said Sanchez.Junior forward Brett Boyle and freshman midfielder Matt Schoeller also scored for Basalt; Pollock, Zubizaretta and junior Luke Caudill had assists.Next up for Basalt is another nonleague opponent in Salida, the team that knocked Basalt out of the Class 3A state tournament last year 1-0 in the quarterfinals. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at the BHS field.Roaring Fork 3, Pagosa 2CARBONDALE – The Roaring Fork High School boys soccer team notched its first victory of the season, 3-2 over nonleague foe Pagosa Springs. Emmanuel Mireles led the Rams (1-4) with a pair of goals and Miguel Montdragon also scored as Roaring Fork went up 3-0 before halftime. Pagosa (0-4) charged back in the second half with two goals, but the Roaring Fork defense and goalie Omar Garcia held on for the win. Garcia finished with 13 saves in the contestVolleyballBasalt 3, Hotchkiss 1BASALT – It may look like a junior varsity team on paper, with a freshman and five sophomores rounding out the starting lineup, but the Basalt High volleyball squad is playing like a group of seasoned veterans.The Longhorns are now 6-0 after defeating Hotchkiss 3-1 at home on Saturday, and head coach Billy Miller doesn’t see any signs of a let down.”Everybody plays their roles and their positions really well,” Miller said after Saturday’s match. “They’re getting better every week.”Freshman Dayne Toney had seven kills and sophomore Elisabeth Nemiec had 38 assists Saturday.The Longhorns got off to a slow start in the match and were down 24-16 in the first game before staging an unlikely comeback to win 27-25. They edged Hotchkiss 25-23 in the second game before losing the third 25-20.The Longhorns mirrored that score in the fourth game for a 25-20 win to seal the match.• In other area volleyball action, Meeker swept Grand Valley 25-22, 25-20, 25-13 in the Class 1A Western Slope League contest.SoftballRifle posts 1-3 record at Berthoud TourneyBERTHOUD – The Rifle Bears softball team went 1-3 at the two-day Berthoud tournament held Friday and Saturday.Rifle (2-6) lost to Frederick 15-8, Fort Morgan 9-2 and Gunnison 9-7, and defeated Silver Creek 3-2. In the game against Silver Creek Rifle scored runs in the first and fourth innings before Silver Creek rallied to tie the score with two runs in the sixth inning. The Bears scored in the top of the seventh and held Silver Creek scoreless in the bottom of the frame for the win. Silver Creek finished with five hits to Rifle’s four, but committed three errors that led to one unearned run. Rifle played solid defense with only one error in the game.Silver Creek finished with five hits to Rifle’s four, but committed three errors that led to one unearned run. Rifle played solid defense with only one error in the game.
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