Longhorns outman, outscore Coal Ridge
BASALT — An early red-card penalty against the Coal Ridge High School boys soccer team made the fourth-ranked Titans play a man down against the Basalt Longhorns, who took advantage in a 3-0 nonleague victory on Tuesday.
Coal Ridge forward Edgar Enriquez was red carded 10 minutes into the match. He was tackled from behind trying to score, then was red carded after he retaliated against the Basalt player.
The Longhorns took it from there, double-teaming Coal Ridge’s players when the Titans held possession to limit their scoring opportunities. Meanwhile, Basalt took a 1-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Coal Ridge coach Michael Mikalakis didn’t hesitate to give credit to the Longhorn players.
“They played well,” he said. “But we have to go from this and say ‘Hey, what kind of team do we want to be?’”
Junior goal keeper Isidro Contreras, had seven saves in the goal for Coal Ridge, which continues league play at home today against Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
Eagle Valley 3, Glenwood Springs 1
GYPSUM — Eagle Valley scored three early goals within the first 20 minutes of its match Tuesday and held onto the lead against Glenwood Springs.
The Devils scored at the 2, 5, and 20-minute mark, putting the Demons in a hole early.
Glenwood responded 28 minutes later, when defensive player Will Osier positioned a corner kick for forward Cameron Horning, who coach Steve White said had a “beautiful” header that resulted in their first and only goal.
Glenwood had a chance to gain momentum with a penalty kick two minutes later, but failed to capitalize on the opportunity.
Junior Shane Pittenger, goalkeeper for the Demons, snagged five saves against the Devils.
Glenwood will continue league play against Summit on Thursday at Summit High School. The Demons will conclude their home season with a senior-day matchup against Steamboat Springs on Saturday.
Aspen 5, Colorado Rocky Mountain School 0
ASPEN — Joel Brice scored a pair of goals and John Heaphy added a goal and an assist for the Skiers in their Class 3A Region 3 victory over Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
Brice scored in the 22nd and 50th minute for the Skiers, who lead 3-0 at halftime. The final goal scored in the game came in the 57th minute, courtesy of Aspen’s Griffin Stevens. The loss was the second straight for the Oysters. Aspen had 13 shots on goal, and CRMS followed with nine.
In league play, Aspen is 3-8-0 overall, and 2-3-0 in conference.
CRMS is 4-2-0 overall and in conference play and will continue league play at Coal Ridge today.
Coal Ridge def. Grand Valley 25-12, 25-23, 25-9
PEACH VALLEY — Jaclyn Collins finished with a double-digit kill performance for the Titans (14-1 overall, 7-1 league play), who fought off a charge from the Cardinals in the second set of a Class 3A Western Slope League victory.
Paige Ryan finished with five blocks and Alicia Hampton and Brittany Allen chipped in three blocks each for Coal Ridge.
Bailey Davis contributed four services aces to go with a three-ace performance from Maggie Bell.
Coal Ridge will continue league play Thursday at Cedaredge.
Olathe def. Roaring Fork 17-25, 25-23, 25-15, 26-24
OLATHE — Josie Horn finished with 50 digs to pace Roaring Fork’s defense, but the Pirates rallied for a Class 3A Western Slope League win after the Rams (7-8, 3-3 3A WSL) won the initial set.
Grace Brown had six kills and nine digs — playing nearly error free at the net — and Taila Howe added seven kills, two aces and 17 digs.
“If you look at the scores, Olathe won by two points overall,” Roaring Fork coach Jenn Dority said. “The girls have everything to be proud of tonight.”
Roaring Fork continues league play Thursday when it hosts Rifle.
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