Bears fall to Tigers on Pink Out night
Taking on the Summit Tigers Thursday at Rifle High School in their annual Pink Out night, the Rifle Bears girls volleyball team got off to a great start against the Tigers before falling in four sets by scores of 25-23, 15-25, 10-25 and 13-25.
Official stats for the Bears and Tigers were unavailable at the time of print.
With the loss, Rifle falls to 3-15 (0-10 4A Western Slope League) on the season.
The Bears will take on Basalt on Saturday at Rifle High School at 1 p.m. in a nonleague matchup.
RAMS TOPPLE BULLDOGS
On the road Thursday for a 3A Western Slope League soccer match against the Moffat County Bulldogs, the Roaring Fork Rams pulled out a 3-1 win to pick up their third league win of the season.
The Rams received goals from Lorenzo Andrade and Aidan Sloan to give them a 2-0 lead at the half before adding a goal from Leo Loya in the second half to roll to a 3-1 win in Craig. With the win over the Bulldogs, Roaring Fork moves to 8-3 (3-2 3A WSL) on the season. The Rams will take on Colorado Rocky Mountain on Saturday at home in a league matchup.
TITANS SWEEP LONGHORNS
Hosting the Basalt Longhorns Tuesday in New Castle, the Coal Ridge Titans girls volleyball team picked up a big win via sweep over the visiting Longhorns by scores of 25-12, 25-22 and 25-13.
Without senior outside hitter Nicole Mooney, the Titans stepped up in her absence as fellow senior Dana Kotz led the way with 21 assists, four kills and four aces, while junior Cassie Green chipped in with nine kills in place of Mooney.
Junior Paige Harlow added seven kills and three blocks in the win as Coal Ridge improves to 11-4 (6-1 3A WSL) on the season.
The Titans will host the Olathe Pirates on Saturday at 1 p.m.
DEMONS FALL TO HUSKIES
Taking on the Battle Mountain Huskies Thursday at Stubler Memorial Field, the Glenwood Springs Demons boys soccer team fell to the Huskies by a score of 5-0.
Trailing 1-0 at the half, Glenwood was still in the game before the Huskies rattled off four goals in the second half to cap off the win.
With the loss to Battle Mountain, Glenwood falls to 6-8 (4-7 4A WSL) on the season.
The Demons will take on the Rifle Bears on the road Saturday in their final regular season game of the year.
BEARS, BULLDOGS BATTLE TO TIE
On the road for a 4A Western Slope League matchup with the Palisade Bulldogs, the Rifle Bears boys soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie in a big league matchup against the Bulldogs at Longs Park.
By battling to the tie, Rifle now sits at 0-11-2 on the season.
The Bears will have one more shot at picking up a win this season with a home game against Glenwood Springs on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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