Bears soccer keeps spot atop WSL
RIFLE – The Rifle Bears boys soccer team remains atop the Class 4A Western Slope League soccer standings after earning a 2-0 shutout of Delta Thursday afternoon.
Rifle’s Stuart Stapleton gave the Bears (6-1 WSL, 7-3 overall) all the offense it would need with a goal midway through the first half. Dylan Menu gave Rifle a 2-0 cushion in the 53rd minute to secure the victory over Delta (4-3, 4-4).
Rifle’s Roman Tenza earned the shutout in goal. The shutout was the fourth of the season for Rifle, and the Bears have only allowed one goal in their last four games.
Rifle plays another league contest Saturday at Palisade at 11 a.m.
RIFLE – In a tight five-game match Moffat County edged Rifle 3-2 (25-17, 20-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-4) in Class 4A Western Slope League volleyball action Thursday night.
After dropping the first game, the Bears rallied to win the next two, but couldn’t finish off Moffat County in the third game. The Bulldogs squeaked out a 25-23 win and went on to roll in the deciding fifth game.
Rifle travels to Steamboat Springs for a 1 p.m. league contest on Saturday.
MONTROSE – Powered by a five-run first inning the Montrose Indians downed Rifle 10-2 in a nonleague girls softball contest Tuesday.
Sarah Berry and Jola Rutherford had five of the Indians’ nine hits in the game.
Berry was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a triple. Rutherford had two hits and an RBI double.
Rifle sophomore pitcher Trisha Wailes was tagged for all 10 of Montrose’s runs, walking seven while allowing nine hits. The loss dropped Wailes’ win-loss record to 5-5 on the year.
The Bears (2-3 league, 7-9 overall) scored single runs in the fourth and seventh innings. Outfielder Jenny Hughes had two hits and scored a run. Kari Wiig and Anna Alcorn doubled. Bridget Peters and Alcorn contributed RBI singles.
The Bears host Delta at noon on Saturday.
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