Fisher’s nine saves, early goal set pace for Roaring Fork
CARBONDALE — Alex Fisher tallied nine saves in goal for Roaring Fork High School’s boys soccer team, helping an early score against the Class 5A Durango Demons hold up in the Class 3A Rams’ 1-0 nonleague victory on Saturday.
Lalo Clemente’s goal in the second minute gave Roaring Fork (2-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 Class 3A Region 3 play) the lead for good. The Demons held Roaring Fork to just six total shots.
“We played very disciplined defense in the second half,” first-year Roaring Fork coach Nick Forbes said. “I just feel like we really stepped up our game today.”
Roaring Fork continues league play at home Tuesday against Aspen.
Coal Ridge def. Roaring Fork 25-12, 25-11, 25-20
PEACH VALLEY — Coal Ridge remained unbeaten for the 2013 season following a Class 3A Western Slope League sweep of Roaring Fork.
The Titans (7-0 overall, 1-0 league) were able to get past a tenacious Rams squad (3-4, 1-1 league).
“Coal Ridge looks really good. State contenders good,” Roaring Fork coach Jenn Dority said. “Though the scores don’t show it, our girls should be proud and hold their heads high for their determination, drive and mental discipline today. They focused on their immediate task, competing in the midst of chaos.”
Coal Ridge plays a nonleague match against Moffat County on Thursday. Roaring Fork will host a nonleague match against Hotchkiss on Tuesday.
Battle Mountain def. Rifle 25-15, 25-20, 25-8
RIFLE — Jordan Cody finished with five kills and Leah Antonelli and Erica Salazar added a pair of aces against the Huskies, who swept the Bears in a nonleague match on Saturday.
Rifle (4-2 overall) continues league play Tuesday at home against Grand Valley.
Rifle splits games in Berthoud tournament
BERTHOUD — Rifle High School’s softball team finished 3-2 in the two-day Berthoud softball tournament after splitting a pair of games on Saturday.
Rifle opened the day with a 19-5 victory over Skyline. Emma Speer had a single, double and three runs scored, Melissa Steinbach scored twice and had two hits and Emily Neuroth also scored three times. Jenny Cross added a triple for the Bears.
In their second game, the Bears fell to Longmont, 10-4. Allie Magee’s two-run single in the first inning was one of just two hits Rifle could manage in the game.
Rifle (4-5 overall) will pick up Class 4A Western Slope League play Tuesday when it hosts Palisade.
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