PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood lacrosse tops Summit on Senior Night
Hosting the Summit Tigers Tuesday evening at Stubler Memorial Field, the Glenwood Springs Demons boys lacrosse team picked up a big 12-10 win in league play.
Against Summit, the Demons celebrated Senior Night in style, getting huge contributions from the trio of Liotta brothers in the final home games of their career.
Joe Liotta made 13 saves in net to lead the Glenwood defense, but it was Ben and Sam Liotta that paced the attack as Ben scored a game-high six goals, while Sam scored two goals and added two assists in the scoring outburst for the Demons.
Along with the Liotta brothers, junior Zach Johnson scored one goal and dished out three assists in the win, while Dawson Hodgson and Andrew Kollar added one goal each.
The Lemkau brothers, Foster and Max, also had big games for the Demons as Foster found the back of the net once, while Max won 10-of-13 faceoffs to get the Glenwood attack going from the middle of the field.
With the win, Glenwood improves to 3-9, 1-8 4A Western League. The Demons will travel to Eagle Friday afternoon for a matchup with the Devils in the final game of the season.
GLENWOOD 4, SUMMIT 1
On the road Tuesday afternoon for a big 4A Western Slope League matchup in Frisco against the Summit Tigers, the Glenwood Springs Demons girls soccer team rolled to a big 4-1 win in snowy conditions, inching ever closer to a playoff berth for the first time since 2012.
Against the Tigers, Glenwood raced out to a 3-0 lead at the half as junior Eryn Peterson got the scoring started off of a feed from senior Bailey Cox, staking the Demons to a 1-0 lead.
Junior Devin McSwain followed with a goal of her own a short time later, beating the Summit keeper on a direct kick from 30 yards out to make it 2-0 Glenwood, before freshman Natalia Taylor capped off the big half with a goal off of a throw-in from Cox, giving Glenwood the big 3-0 lead.
Summit would answer with a goal in the second half to pull to within two, 3-1, but Cox would find the back of the net in the 68th minute off of an assist from senior Nina Scruton to cap off the big 4-1 win on the road in wintry conditions.
With the win, Glenwood improves to 10-3, 8-3 4A WSL on the year. The Demons will travel to Rifle Thursday afternoon for a rivalry matchup against the Bears looking to clinch a playoff spot.
ROARING FORK 11, GRAND VALLEY 1
Taking on the Grand Valley Cardinals Tuesday afternoon at Ron Patch Field in Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams’ baseball team rolled to an 11-1 win over the Cardinals in a 3A Western Slope League matchup.
After Grand Valley scored one run in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead, Roaring Fork wouldn’t score its first run of the game until the bottom of the fourth inning, tying the game at 1-1. From there, the Rams reeled off four runs in the fifth and six runs in the sixth to blow the game open, pulling away from the Cardinals for the win.
Seniors Aldo Pinela and Hayden Bernot banged out two hits each for the Rams, while juniors Ralph Good, Drew Broadhurst and sophomore Dawson Kuhl added two hits each as part of an 11-hit attack on the day.
Good and Kuhl added three runs batted in each, while Pinela added two RBIs in the blowout win. Broadhurst added a home run for the Rams on the day.
On the mound, Kuhl picked up the complete-game win, limiting the Cardinals to just one run and three hits on the day while striking out six.
For the Cardinals, sophomore Marco Rojas and freshmen Alyssa Hood and Austin White picked up the lone hits in the loss.
With the win, Roaring Fork improves to 8-8, 4-3 3A WSL on the year, while the Cardinals fall to 2-14, 0-8.
The Rams travel to Meeker to take on the Cowboys Thursday afternoon, while the Cardinals host Aspen.
COAL RIDGE 10, OLATHE 3
In a 3A Western Slope League matchup with the visiting Olathe Pirates Tuesday afternoon in New Castle, the Coal Ridge Titans’ baseball team rolled to a big 10-3 win in league play over the Pirates.
Coal Ridge started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead before Olathe answered with three runs in the top of the second inning. But the Titans wouldn’t be outdone, scoring seven runs in the bottom of the second and one run each in the fourth and sixth innings to pick up the 10-3 win.
Freshman Ryan Kotz paced the Coal Ridge attack, collecting three hits, one RBI and one steal, while seniors Tyler Slone, Michael Harmon and junior Jake Whitaker picked up two hits each for the Titans in the win.
As a team, Coal Ridge stole 11 bases in the win, led by three steals each from Harmon and freshman Jared Whitaker.
On the mound, Jared Whitaker picked up the win, pitching three innings, allowing three runs (no earned) and striking out two hitters.
Slone pitched two innings of relief, striking out four in the win, while senior Ty Huck pitched two innings in relief, striking three hitters out on the day.
With the win, Coal Ridge improves to 8-9, 5-3 3A WSL on the year. The Titans host Cedaredge Saturday morning for the final doubleheader of the season.
COAL RIDGE 9, MOFFAT COUNTY 0
Hosting the Moffat County Bulldogs Tuesday afternoon at “The Pasture” in New Castle, the Coal Ridge Titans girls soccer team rolled to a 9-0 win in 3A Western Slope League play over the visiting Bulldogs.
The Titans jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the half before adding two goals in the second half to cap off the big win on their home field.
Junior Santana Martinez started the scoring on the afternoon, pacing the Titans’ attack before senior Dana Kotz, sophomore Adriana Vargas, senior Kaitlyn Harlow, junior Sam Dunn and senior Gladis Sanchez capped off the scoring in the first half.
With the lead well in hand, senior goalkeeper Alexys Holder got a chance to play in the field. The senior delivered with two second-half goals to cap off the 9-0 win.
By defeating Moffat and Vail Mountain topping Basalt, Wednesday’s matchup between the Titans and the Gore Rangers will determine the 3A WSL regular season champion.
The Titans now sit at 10-4, 8-1 3WSL on the year.
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