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CRMS shuts out Titans

PEACH VALLEY – Matt Myers got one good touch on the ball. That’s all the Colorado Rocky Mountain School boys soccer team needed to secure a 1-0 win over Coal Ridge Tuesday.For most of the second half, Myers said the Oysters “put good stuff together, but not able to put it on goal and finish.” So he did something about it.With the game slipping inside the final two minutes of regulation, things finally clicked for Myers and CRMS to break the scoreless soccer game.”I saw the clock starting to come down, so it was getting a little urgent,” Myers said as the half unfolded.For most of the second half Coal Ridge controlled play on CRMS’ defensive end, before getting the break they needed.Hank Myers, Matt’s brother, broke free down the left sideline and fired a hard shot on net which Titan goalie Skyler James stopped. Unfortunately for the Titans, there were no Coal Ridge defenders back to help the fallen keeper after making the initial save.”I just followed Hank’s shot – which was a great shot – and put (the rebound) into the net,” Matt Myers said.The play proved a point Coal Ridge coach Brian Blair explained to the Titans earlier.”With goals being at a premium, all it takes is one play where it changes the game where you feel like you’re in control of the game, but you can still lose. That’s what happened to us with about four minutes left and we couldn’t recover,” Blair said.Playing in a snappy cross-field stiff wind made play tough for both teams.Unable to connect on crossing passes with much regularity due to the wind, neither squad managed much in the way of high-percentage, quality shots on goal.The Titans appeared to have scored earlier in the second half when a high, lobbing shot flew over Oyster goalie Ross Mohsenin. It was called back, because a goal can not be scored off an indirect kick.James had the best save among the two goalies in the 71st minute when Matt Myers’ shot, headed just under the crossbar, was deflected away with a last-second punch.The teams won’t have long to wait to see each other again. Due to a scheduling quirk, the Titans and Oysters face square off again Saturday in Carbondale.


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