Demon lacrosse team gives Skiers a test
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Taking the field for the first time since March 14, the Glenwood Springs boys lacrosse team gave Aspen a run for its money on Tuesday.
The Skiers came out on top 9-6.
Drew Halsch scored two goals for the Demons, now 0-4. Dru Avery, Cole Kloster, Trey Fox and Drew Wagner also recorded goals.
Glenwood is next scheduled to host Summit in a Thursday doubleheader at the Colorado Mountain College soccer fields. The games begin at 4 p.m.
RANGELY, Colorado ” Up four by halftime, Coal Ridge coasted to a 6-0 girls soccer win at Rangely on Tuesday.
Ashlie Bowles scored twice and Sam Wilson, Chelsie Ryan, Erica Ruiz and Kourtney Mitchell all added goals for the Titans, who improved to 4-0-1 overall.
“We played really well the first half,” Coal Ridge coach Brian Blair said. “We scored two off corners to start the game.”
Tori Verdieck earned the shutout in net for the Titans, who host Grand Valley on Saturday.
OLATHE, Colorado ” Despite a late rally, Grand Valley found itself on the wrong end of a 16-6 baseball decision at Olathe on Tuesday.
The host Pirates took an early 6-1 lead, an advantage the Cardinals cut to as few as three runs (9-6) in the fifth inning.
But Olathe scratched out seven runs down the stretch to put the game away and improve to 6-2 overall and to 4-1 in the 3A Western Slope League.
Grand Valley dropped to 1-8, both overall and in league play.
DELTA, Colorado ” Glenwood Springs girls soccer team didn’t convert nearly as much as coach Bryan Stoltzfus would have liked, but, as the coach reminded himself, Tuesday’s 1-0 win at Delta was still a win.
“We had a lot of chances,” the second-year Demons coach said. “We just played flat.”
Michaela Mansfield scored a goal off a well-placed cross from Hope Whitman to help Glenwood to the win.
Goalkeeping tandem Anna Wiltse and Shannon Ogara-Stand combined to keep Delta off the board as the Demons improved to 5-1-0 overall. Ogara-Stand preserved the victory with an acrobatic save of a long free kick late in the game.
“It went over the wall and was about to go in and Shannon made a great save,” Stoltzfus said. “She managed to tip it over the cross bar.”
Glenwood Springs plays host to rival Rifle at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
The loss dropped Delta to 2-4-0 overall.
RIFLE, Colorado ” Caitlin Clay scored twice and Mikel Condie added a goal as Rifle’s girls soccer team cruised to a 3-0 win over visiting Moffat County on Tuesday.
Jinna Harper and Crystal Clemons combined on a shutout in goal for the Bears, who improved to 4-2-0 overall.
Tuesday’s game, originally scheduled to be held in Craig, ended up taking in place in Rifle because Moffat’s field was still covered in snow from the recent storms.
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Area prep soccer players and their coaches were well-represented in the 3A and 4A All Western Slope League selections announced this week.