Prep roundup: Demons blank Skiers; volleyball Rams win two
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Mike McGraw scored two goals and Carter Colia chipped in with one as Glenwood Springs scored a 3-0 boys soccer win over visiting Aspen on Saturday.
All three goals came in the first half as the Demons fine-tuned their possession game as the day wore on.
“Today was a test to see if we could get our passing game going, to see if we could move the ball,” Glenwood coach John Mount said.
Colia opened the scoring by knocking in a rebound of a McGraw direct free kick. McGraw followed with his two goals, which were both assisted by Nate Kaup.
The non-league victory pushed the Demons’ record to 2-0 on the young season.
Down 3-0 at halftime, Grand Valley’s boys soccer team regrouped and gave Center a test in its Lake County Invitational opener on Friday.
The Cardinals scored a pair of second-half goals, one by senior Alfredo Vicencio and the other by junior Luis Mancinas, to make things interesting in Leadville.
“We dug ourselves a huge hole by going down 3-0 at half,” Grand Valley coach Eric Sarno said. “The boys just came out sluggish and weren’t able to match their intensity.”
The Cardinals returned to the pitch against Denver Science and Tech on Saturday, losing by a 2-1 count. Vicencio scored Grand Valley’s lone goal in that one.
Roaring Fork picked up a pair of Saturday volleyball victories, topping both Cedaredge and Hotchkiss in three games.
In a 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 win over Cedaredge in Carbondale, Megan Gianinetti slammed 14 kills to pace the Rams.
Taila Howe and Hattie Gianinetti chipped in with eight kills apiece and Taylor Adams finished with 33 assists. Hattie Gianinetti contributed four aces and Madison Handy had nine digs.
In a 25-20, 25-15, 25-14 win over Hotchkiss, Megan and Hattie Gianinetti swatted eight kills apiece. Hattie Gianinetti added five blocks and Handy finished with 13 digs.
Grand Valley coasted to a 25-16, 25-16, 25-22 volleyball win over visiting Rifle on Friday.
Rocio Roman’s five kills led the Cardinals. Kristen Schubert chipped in with four. Tarianna Lawrence smacked three aces and Jazmin McFarland finished with nine digs.
Andrew Mansfield got his cross country season off to a strong start with a second-place finish at Friday’s Delta Invitational.
The Glenwood Springs senior finished in 16 minutes, 51 seconds on a hot afternoon.
Elsewhere on the boys side for the Demons, Vinny Marr finished 20th (18:16).
Kenzie Hill paced Glenwood in the girls race, taking fifth in 20:50. Other Demons scoring top-30 finishes were Jenna Brown in 16th place (22:05), Lily Thorsen in 19th (22:16) and Madi Spence in 25th (22:40).
Rifle’s softball team had little issue taking down Cedaredge in a Thursday doubleheader, beating the Bruins by counts of 18-5 and 23-3.
Just about every Bear got in on the offensive onslaught in the 23-run outburst.
Allie Ehlers (2 for 4, four runs, two RBIs), Cassidy Blackard (3 for 4, three runs), Emma Speer (2 for 2, four runs, two RBIs), Brittany Neuroth (3 for 4, six RBIs), Norisa Navratil (1 for 3, two runs, RBI), Cheyenne Roark (2 for 4, two runs, three RBIs) and Melissa Steinbach (2 for 4, RBI).
Ehlers (3 for 6, two runs, two RBIs), Blackard (3 for 4, two runs, two stolen bases), Speer (2 for 4, RBI), Neuroth (2 for 5, two runs, two RBIs), Roark (1 for 2, four runs, two stolen bases), Steinbach (2 for 4, four RBIs) and Taylor Gore (1 for 1) all chipped in offensively in the 18-5 decision.
Gore pitched Rifle, now 4-1 overall, to the win in both games.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.