Bears go down with a fight
GRAND JUNCTION – One-sided losses are never fun to play in – especially for a young teams such as Rifle. What’s important to the Bears is what they learned in Thursday’s 7-0 nonleague loss to Class 5A Grand Junction, which will help them when they return to Western Slope League play Saturday at Glenwood Springs.Despite the lopsided score, Rifle, who fell to 2-2-1 (2-1-1 WSL), played well. The Tigers moved out to a 3-0 lead by the fifth minute of the first half when they netted three goals on three straight possessions.Grand Junction posted its first goal in the third minute when Becca Wezensky’s high cross-field floater tumbled inside the far corner, just above the outstretched arms of Rifle goalie Kadie LaRocque.Two minutes later, the game’s outcome was determined after the Tigers’ Sherilyn Stoffel and Katie Cupp scored back-to-back goals.To Rifle’s credit, it never gave up.Spending most of the game on their side of the field, the Bears kept Grand Junction off the scoreboard the remainder of the half with LaRocque leading the way.The senior goalie made five of her 15 saves after Cupp’s goal, continuing her individual brilliance in the Bears’ net in the game’s final 40 minutes.Stoffel broke through with her second goal of the game at the 52-minute mark. Mia Wilhelm scored 10 minutes later. Grand Junction midfielder Hayley Schoede bagged the game’s remaining two goals.
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