PREP ROUNDUP: Demons top Sailors in season opener
Taking on the Steamboat Springs Sailors girls soccer team Saturday morning at Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood, the Demon girls soccer team pulled off a 2-1 upset win over the Sailors, who reached the quarterfinals of the 4A state playoffs last season.
Against Steamboat, junior Eryn Peterson and senior Bailey Cox found the back of the net for the Demons, while Cox and senior Nina Scruton added assists in the win as the Demons got off to a fast start in the 2017 season.
In net for Glenwood, junior Erin Bucchin stopped three of the four shots she faced, while the Demons fired 12 shots on the Steamboat net in the season-opener.
GLENWOOD 17, MONTROSE 3
On the road for a matchup with the Montrose Indians Saturday morning, the Glenwood Springs lacrosse team caught fire offensively, pouring in a season-high 17 goals in a 17-3 win over the Indians.
For Glenwood, junior attacker Zach Johnson had a game to remember, finding the back of the net five times while dishing out four assists in the win. Glenwood’s 14-goal win was a major improvement from Thursday’s 19-10 loss to Vail Mountain to open the season.
Along with Johnson, senior attacker Shane Beckley had four goals in the win, while junior Andrew Kollar added three goals.
Senior attacker Ben Liotta scored two goals for the Demons, while Foster Lemkau, Ben Like and Lance Weidemann added one goal each for Glenwood in the win over the Indians.
In the face-off circle, Max Lemkau stood tall for the Demons, winning 12 of 15 face-offs against Montrose, putting the Demons in advantageous positioning all game long.
BATTLE MOUNTAIN 18, ROARING FORK 11
Hosting the Battle Mountain Huskies Saturday morning at Ron Patch Field, the Roaring Fork Rams baseball team dropped a sloppy affair, 18-11, to the Huskies in the second game of the season.
With Roaring Fork struggling to find the strike zone against Battle Mountain, the Huskies would add 11 runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 15-5 lead. With the 10-run rule in effect, the Rams had to score at least one run in the bottom of the fifth inning to keep the game alive.
Fortunately for the Rams, they’d score five runs in the inning to pull back to within striking distance at 15-10, but the Huskies were able to pull away in the final two innings as the Rams continued to struggle on the mound.
Despite the issues with pitching, Roaring Fork seemed to find its stride at the plate, bashing out 14 hits in the loss as junior Ralph Good collected two singles and a double, while seniors Aldo Pinela and Hayden Bernot added two hits each.
ELIZABETH 16, RIFLE 4, Game One
ELIZABETH 13, RIFLE 12, Game Two
On the road for a season-opening doubleheader against the Elizabeth Cardinals Saturday, the Rifle Bears baseball team had a rough go of things on the mound, dropping the first game 16-4 before blowing a 12-5 lead in the final two innings of game two to drop a 13-12 decision.
Despite dropping the first game in disappointing fashion, the Bears bounced back in game two as catcher Gabe Marbas pounded out four hits and scored four runs, all while doing a great job of handling a group of pitchers that struggled to throw strikes for Rifle.
Takoda Chaney was dominant on the mound for four innings in game two, striking out nine hitters for the Bears before coming out of the game.
Following Chaney’s departure, the Cardinals were able to get back into the game, scoring eight runs in the final two innings to pick up the doubleheader sweep of the Bears.
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