Prep roundup: Demons lose to Tigers at home in girls soccer; Rifle on a rare winning streak
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Carol Stepinewski scored the lone goal of the game for the Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer team, but Grand Junction managed an equalizer and a go-ahead goal during the Demons’ 2-1 nonleague loss at Stubler Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Stepinewski, coach Steve White said, took a shot from close to 30 yards away from the goal where it barely snuck underneath the top crossbar of the goal. The Tigers, however, got goals from Sarah Erskine and Tia Wright that proved to be the difference makers.
“We had lots of chances near the end and actually had a couple of shots that hit the crossbar,” White said. “Really, the game could have gone either way, and our tenacity is there.”
Glenwood will continue league play on Tuesday when it plays at first-place Battle Mountain.
Rifle 2, Rangely 1
RANGELY — Ada Nagaya and Cindy Pelaez each scored goals for the Bears (4-9-0 overall, 2-6-0 Class 3A/2A Western Slope League play), who beat the Panthers and won their second consecutive game.
The winning streak is the first for the Bears since their 3-2 home win over Eagle Valley on March 31, 2009, gave them their second consecutive victory, according to records kept on http://www.maxpreps.com.
Rifle will play again on Monday when the Bears host Summit.
Coal Ridge 10,
Vail Christian 0
PEACH VALLEY — Jenny Call had a hat trick and Molly Mello netted a pair of goals and a pair of assists for the Coal Ridge Titans during their mercy rule home victory over Vail Christian.
Mariela Martinez had two goals and an assist, Allondra Murillo had two goals, Kyrie’ Foreman finished with an assist and Brooke Esgar, the Titans’ usual goalkeeper, finished with a goal and an assist. Her goal in the 78th minute gave the Titans their final goal in a mercy-rule victory.
The Titans will continue league play on Tuesday when they play at Vail Mountain in a game that will determine the 3A/2A WSL title.
Eagle Valley 11, Glenwood Springs 5
GYPSUM — Stephen Romero and Cooper Cornelius each finished 2-for-4 batting and Tristan Harris added a pair of RBIs for the Demons (5-11, 3-8 4A WSL), but the Devils (9-7, 6-5) used a six-run sixth inning to snap a 5-5 tie and take control for the remainder of the game.
Eagle Valley finished with 13 hits and limited the Demons to just six hits. Romero took the loss on the mound for Glenwood, allowing eight earned runs in five innings with three strikeouts and two walks.
Glenwood will host Rifle on Tuesday afternoon.
Postponements for Roaring Fork, Coal Ridge
Roaring Fork began its 3A WSL doubleheader at home against Aspen on Saturday, but the game was called in the third inning due to rain. It is scheduled to restart at 1 p.m. Monday in Carbondale, with the first game beginning right where it left off on Monday.
Coal Ridge’s 3A WSL doubleheader at Moffat County was also postponed. No makeup date has been scheduled.
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