Prep Roundup: Demons fall in boys soccer; Bruins top Bears in softball
GYPSUM — Aaron Ledezma scored a pair of goals — one of them off of a penalty kick to start the scoring for Eagle Valley in the first half — to lead the Devils to a 3-0 victory against the Glenwood Springs Demons in a Class 4A Western Slope League match on Saturday morning.
Glenwood, which fell to 1-2-0 overall and 0-2-0 in 4A WSL play, was able to control the midfield and possession of the ball for the first 20 minutes of the match, with only a diving save from Eagle Valley goalkeeper Edgar Palacios keeping Oscar Gallegos’ shot on goal from going in during that time frame. A penalty kick goal from Ledezma following those first 20 minutes, however, shifted the momentum in the Devils’ favor for the remainder of the match.
“We’ve given up penalties in these first couple of games that have been game changers,” Glenwood coach Wayne Smith said. “We have a bunch of talented players on our team, though, and we’re still trying to figure things out. But we have a couple of chances to do that against some tough teams next week.”
Aldo Palacios scored the other goal for the Devils. Juan Martinez finished with nine saves in goal for the Demons, who continue league play at home against Steamboat Springs on Tuesday and Battle Mountain on Thursday.
Cedaredge 14, Rifle 8
RIFLE — Cedaredge used a seven-run first inning to take a big early lead on the Bears, then held off a Rifle rally in the early innings en route to a nonleague victory on saturday at Deerfield Park.
Rifle (0-2 overall) used a pair of two-run frames in the second and third innings to pull within 8-5 after three. Rifle could get no closer, though.
The Bears will begin Class 4A Western Slope League play on Tuesday when they play at Eagle Valley.
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It may be by a technicality, but the Valley Valkyries 7s rugby club were the de facto champions of their hosted tournament Saturday.