PREP ROUNDUP: Coal Ridge soccer picks up 4-2 win over Vail Mountain; Coal Ridge baseball storms back, beats Meeker 12-8
Hosting the Vail Mountain Gore Rangers Thursday at ‘The Pasture’ in New Castle, the Coal Ridge Titans girls soccer team picked up an important 4-2 3A Western Slope League win.
After a three-game stretch in which the Titans lost all three games, Coal Ridge is now on a two-game win streak, building off of a 4-0 win Tuesday at Moffat County.
Against the Gore Rangers, senior Alyssa Wenzel, senior Adriana Vargas, sophomore Astrid Bejarano and sophomore Libby Tharp scored goals against the Gore Rangers, while junior Maren Hough, Vargas and junior Ellie Lindo added assists in the win.
Coal Ridge trailed 2-1 at the half before exploding for three second-half goals to pick up the league win.
The win sees the Titans improve to 6-6-1 (3-2 in 3A WSL) on the season. Coal Ridge travels to Delta Saturday for a league matchup with the Panthers at 11 a.m.
Glenwood Springs 5, Summit 0
Taking on the Summit Tigers Thursday evening in a 4A Western Slope League battle, the Glenwood Springs Demons girls soccer team cruised to a 5-0 win to remain unbeaten at home, stretching the streak to 15 straight games.
Against the Tigers, junior Summer McSwain got the Demons on the board in the 20th minute, taking a perfect throughball from senior Levyn Thomas before firing low to the right of the Summit goalkeeper for the 1-0 lead.
Just under seven minutes later, sophomore Tate Lily made it 2-0 after receiving a pass into the box from freshman Ella Johnson, slipping a shot underneath the goalkeeper, sending the Demons into the half with a 2-0 lead.
Coming out of the half, Glenwood made it 3-0 as Thomas fired home a feed from Lily right under the diving Summit keeper.
At the 73:27 mark of the game, the Demons stretched the lead to 4-0 as senior Sarah Helm headed home a corner kick from Johnson, before Johnson capped off the 5-0 win with a wide-open shot on goal after a feed from sophomore Maya Elias.
The win sees Glenwood improve to 9-4 (8-2 in 4A WSL) on the season. Glenwood hosts Steamboat Springs April 30 in a 4A Western Slope League rivalry matchup.
Aspen 3, Roaring Fork 1
On the road Thursday evening for a matchup with the Aspen Skiers, the Roaring Fork Rams girls soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision in 3A Western Slope League play.
Aspen sophomore Kelley Francis set the school record for goals in a season with 33, leading the Skiers to the win. For Roaring Fork, junior Emily Broadhurst scored the lone goal of the game for the Rams, who had a goal called back via offsides for the second day in a row.
The loss drops Roaring Fork to 6-6 (3-2 in 3A WSL) on the season. Roaring Fork travels to Vail Christian Saturday.
Battle Mountain 14, Roaring Fork 4
Hosting the Battle Mountain Huskies Thursday at Ron Patch Memorial Field in Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams baseball team dropped a 14-4 decision in non-league action.
According to head coach Marty Madsen, the Rams had a number of mistakes in the loss.
Junior Frankie Harrington drove in senior Layne Crisp in the first inning with an RBI single, while freshman Mason Smith drove in sophomore Graham Pietsch in the second inning on a sacrifice fly. In the fifth inning, freshman David Good singled and scored on an RBI double by senior Dawson Kuhl before Harrington drove in Kuhl on an error by Battle Mountain’s shortstop.
The loss drops Roaring Fork to 3-10 (2-2 in 3A WSL) on the season. Roaring Fork travels to Olathe Saturday for a 3A Western Slope League matchup.
Coal Ridge 12, Meeker 8
Traveling to Meeker Thursday for a non-league battle with the Cowboys, the Coal Ridge Titans scored six seventh-inning runs to storm back from an 8-6 deficit to pick up a 12-8 win.
Against the Cowboys, junior Ryan Kotz led the Titans with three hits, while junior Kevin Cordasco added two hits. Junior Ivan Gallardo, sophomore Colton Westphal, junior Colby Bilson and sophomore Carson Miller added one hit each, while Kotz, Cordasco and Westphal drove in two runs each.
As a team, Coal Ridge drew eight walks in the win.
On the mound, junior Jared Lund worked 3.1 innings, allowing four runs (one earned) while striking out three and walking two. Kotz worked 2.2 innings, allowing six earned runs, walking 11 while striking out five.
The win pushes Coal Ridge to 7-8 (2-2 in 3A WSL) on the season. Coal Ridge travels to Basalt Saturday for a 3A WSL doubleheader.
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