Prep roundup: Devils stun Demons on girls soccer field
GYPSUM — Mariel Gutierrez scored each of the four goals for the Eagle Valley High School girls soccer team Friday night, and the Glenwood Springs Demons couldn’t recover during the Devils’ 4-1 victory.
Gutierrez scored each of her goals in the first half to stake Eagle Valley to a 4-0 halftime lead. Glenwood got its goal from senior Jenna Brown in the 48th minute, but the Demons (8-4-0 overall) weren’t able to rally.
“It was senior night for them, so they were pretty jazzed up,” Glenwood coach Steve White said. “Still, we allowed a lot of long goals, and we should have challenged more on their attacks.”
Bella Diaz, who finished with three saves in goal for the Demons, was replaced by Hunter Harbottle in goal after Gutierrez scored her fourth goal. Harbottle had nine saves. Glenwood lost forward Grace McSwain when an on-field collision forced her to leave the game with a cut on her head. White said it will be a game-time decision on if she’ll be able to play in today’s nonleague home game against Conifer.
Grand Valley 10, Rangely 0
PARACHUTE — Eight different players found the net for Grand Valley High School’s girls soccer team on Friday, and the Cardinals earned a mercy rule victory over Rangely in a Class 3A Western Slope League home game.
Ashlynn Speakman scored two goals with two assists, giving her a state-best 29 goals scored this season. Kyra Chenoweth scored a goal with a pair of assists, and Chenoweth and Speakman each scored goals in the 12th minute to put the Cardinals (11-2-0, 7-1-0 3A WSL) up 4-0.
Codi Metcalf, Lauren Paskett, Randi Sheridan, Hannah Cornelius, Ashley Radel, Ana Bernabe and Megan Smith each added goals, with Smith scoring in the 34th minute off an assist from Metcalf to induce the 10-goal mercy rule.
Grand Valley continues league play at home Thursday against Basalt.
Basalt 6, Rifle 1
BASALT — Seven different players for the Basalt baseball team hit safely against Rifle, and the Longhorns used a five-run second inning to snap a 1-all tie and pull away from the Bears in Friday’s nonleague game.
Dalton Bornholdt hit a solo home run in the second inning for Rifle (10-6) to knot the score at 1-1. Teig Hauer finished 2-for-2 batting with a walk for Rifle. Bornholdt started on the mound and took the pitching loss, thought five of the six runs he allowed in two innings were unearned.
Nick Calabro pitched the distance for Basalt, allowing five hits, one earned run and three walks with five strikeouts. Tucker Jenkins tripled for the Longhorns.
Rifle plays next at Glenwood Springs on Tuesday.
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