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Prep roundup: Demons hold off Devils’ late comeback attempt in girls soccer

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Haley Armstrong scored a pair of goals and Sierra Martin netted a pair of assists for the Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer team, which held off a big comeback attempt from Eagle Valley en route to a 5-2 Class 4A Western Slope League victory Saturday at Stubler Memorial Field.

Jenna Brown, Grace McSwain and Martin also scored goals for the Demons (2-1-0 overall), who at one point led 4-0. The victory was the second straight for Glenwood after a season-opening loss at Palisade last week.

Mariel Gutierrez scored both the goals for Eagle Valley (2-3, 1-3) and nearly brought the Devils back from their four-goal deficit. She beat Glenwood’s defense on a breakaway attempt for the Devils’ first goal, and her second goal off a corner kick in the 65th minute cut the Glenwood lead to 2.



The Demons responded, however, capping the scoring in the 77th minute when Martin’s corner kick found McSwain streaking toward the net, and the junior punched it in to put the match out of reach.

“We could never assume the game was over with [Gutierrez] in there,” Glenwood coach Steve White said. “She’s a great player.”



Summit 5, Rifle 1

FRISCO — Summit’s girls soccer team posted a WSL victory over the Bears. No other information was available.

BASEBALL

Rifle 4-13, Summit 3-1

RIFLE — The Rifle baseball team held off a comeback attempt from the Summit Tigers in the first game of a Class 4A Western Slope League doubleheader, then used a nine-run fifth inning to instigate the 10-run mercy rule.

Teig Hauer threw a gem for the Bears (3-1 overall, 2-0 WSL) in the opener. He struck out 10, walked two and scattered seven hits, allowing no earned runs. Rifle only had three hits — from Bailey Hoffmeister, Jeremiah Aragon and Ty Leba. The Bears were up 4-1 before the Tigers scored a pair of unearned runs in the seventh inning to make it lose.

In the nightcap, Hoffmeister (2-0) pitched four shutout innings in the mercy rule victory, allowing three hits and no walks with two strikeouts. He also hit a bases-loaded triple during Rifle’s nine-run fifth inning that increased the Bears’ lead to 13-1. Hauer had a double, two sacrifice flies and four RBIs in the game. Dalton Bornholdt also tripled for Rifle.

Cedaredge 17-18, Roaring Fork 2-11

CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork got a 5-for-5 hitting performance in two games from Tanner Nieslanik, but the Rams’ rally attempt in the second game of its 3A WSL doubleheader against the Bruins wasn’t enough in Cedaredge’s sweep.

Nieslanik finished 2-for-2 in the opener and 3-for-3 in the nightcap, adding four RBIs and a double. That double came in the third inning of the second game, when his double drove in three runs as part of a seven-run frame that gave the Rams (0-2, 0-2) a 9-8 lead. The Bruins, however, broke past starting pitcher Alex Fisher and kept the Rams from coming back again.

“We made a lot of mistakes, but the good thing is it’s all fixable,” Roaring fork coach Marty Madsen said. “That’s the good thing about this group of guys. They want to get better.”

Jack Fisher added a pair of hits and Kirwin Hirro drove in a pair of runs for Roaring fork, which plays a nonleague home game Tuesday against Hotchkiss.

Basalt 9-15, Coal Ridge 8-7

BASALT — The Longhorns, the defending Class 3A WSL champions, claimed a doubleheader sweep over the Titans.

No other information was available.


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