Bears win, Bears lose
Powered by goals from Garret Babcock, Pablo Salgado and Evan Muldoon, Rifle dispatched of visiting Moffat County 3-1 in boys soccer on Thursday.After starting the year 0-3, the Bears are 1-0-1 in their last two outings, including a tie with Steamboat Springs on Saturday. They are now 1-1-1 in Class 4A Western Slope League play.”We scored all three of our goals in the first half, hit the post twice in the second half and had one called back for offsides,” Rifle coach Mark Knighton noted. “We had good pressure in the second half, but just couldn’t quite make it work out.”The Bears are set to host Glenwood Springs at 4 p.m. Tuesday.”I think both of us are playing well right now, both with a lot of confidence,” Knighton said. “It should be a good game, a good high school game.”
Anthony Flores scored a goal midway through the second half to lift Roaring Fork into a 1-all tie with Paonia, a count that stood for the game’s duration.”Paonia played really well,” Rams coach John Ackerman said. “It was a good game, pretty well-matched. We had some opportunities I think we missed.”Iain Gohli assisted Flores’ goal in a spirited second half for Roaring Fork, which is now 0-1-2 overall and in the Class 3A Western Slope League. The Rams host Aspen on Tuesday.
Rifle faced a tough volleyball team in Delta on the road on Thursday and fell in three games (25-7, 25-20, 25-16).The Bears (0-2 Class 4A Western Slope League, 4-4 overall) will return home on Saturday to take on Palisade at 1 p.m.
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