PREP ROUNDUP: Basalt’s scoring spurt does in Roaring Fork
BASALT — Basalt High School’s boys soccer team scored a pair of quick goals against the Roaring Fork Rams on Tuesday. Those scores held up, and Roaring Fork lost its season and Class 3A Region 3 opener, 2-1, to the Longhorns on Tuesday.
Basalt’s Juan Abrego broke a scoreless tie in the 69th minute to put the third-ranked Longhorns (3-0-0 overall, 1-0-0 league) ahead for good, and teammate Caleb Rewinkle added a goal in the 73rd minute.
Roaring Fork’s Misael Ramos got the Rams (0-1-0 overall and league) on the scoreboard less than a minute later, but Roaring Fork couldn’t find the net again.
Alex Fisher was in goal for the Rams, who were outshot 14-13 during the match. Roaring Fork picks up play again on Saturday when they host a nonleague match against Class 4A Durango.
Coal Ridge 4, Moffat County 0
CRAIG — Edgar Enriques scored three goals and Enrique Bucio added three assists for the sixth-ranked Titans (1-0-0 overall and league) in their season-opening victory over the Bulldogs.
Two of Enriques’ goals came in the first half, and a first-half score from Misael Sandoval gave Coal Ridge a 3-0 halftime lead.
“We were great at making opportunities for ourselves,” Coal Ridge coach Mike Mikalakis said. “I’m really happy with the way that we played.”
Isidro Contreras had five saves in goal for the Titans, who host a league contest against Vail Mountain on Thursday.
Delta 2, Rifle 0
DELTA — Rifle High School’s boys soccer team buckled down on defense in the second half, but the Bears weren’t able to rally against the Panthers in a season-opening loss.
“We made some changes in the second half that really made a difference,” Rifle coach Rich Carter said. “We just haven’t been able to find that finisher yet.”
David Salgado finished with 10 saves in goal for Rifle (0-1-0 overall and Class 4A Western Slope League play), which will host a league match Saturday against Steamboat Springs.
Rifle 14, Eagle Valley 3
GYPSUM — Jordan Smith and Allie Magee each went 2 for 3 at the plate and Melissa Steinbach added a 2-for-5 performance for the Bears (1-3 overall, 1-1 Class 4A Western Slope League), who pounded out a season-high 10 hits against the Devils on the road to pick up their first victory of the season.
Magee also doubled and drove in a pair of runs. Senior Taylor Gore went the distance on the pitching rubber for the Bears, walking just two and allowing just four hits in seven innings.
The Bears don’t play again until Sept. 10, when they host Palisade.
Palisade def. Roaring Fork 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, 25-19
CARBONDALE — Class 4A Palisade gutted out a victory in its nonleague match against the Rams.
Rosa Maun and Taila Howe each had seven kills, and Josie Horn had 27 digs for the Rams.
Roaring Fork (2-3 overall) will play its Class 3A Western Slope League opener at Basalt on Thursday.
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