Prep roundup: Glenwood boys soccer team falls to 4A WSL leaders; Longhorns nip Rams
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Summit High School’s boys soccer team scored the only goal of the game in the final minutes at Stubler Memorial Field on Thursday, and the Tigers held on for a 1-0 Class 4A Western Slope League victory over the Demons.
Glenwood goalkeeper Ryan Nott finished with five saves, and the Demons (4-5-0 overall, 2-4-0 4A WSL) took eight shots on goal against the first-place Tigers (5-1-1, 3-0-1) but weren’t able to break through.
“We had a lot of chances,” Glenwood coach Wayne smith said. “But they’re a very quick team and they have 10 seniors on their roster. i am happy with the way we played tonight, though.”
The Demons are off until Sept. 25 when they play at Battle Mountain.
Basalt 2, Roaring Fork 1
BASALT — The Longhorns rebounded from a Class 3A Western Slope League loss to Rifle this past Tuesday with a nonleague victory over Roaring Fork.
Aeriel Palomera scored in the 65th minute off an assist from Lalo Clemente to pull the Rams (2-2-0) within a goal, but Roaring Fork was unable to score an equalizer down the stretch.
“There were two or three legitimate scoring opportunities we had in the last 15 minutes,” Roaring Fork coach Nick Forbes said. “But it was the hole that we got into early that really hurt us.”
Roaring Fork plays again on Sept. 23 when it hosts a nonleague game against Moffat County.
Vail Mountain 6, Rifle 0
VAIL — Rifle’s boys soccer team dropped its first Class 3A WSL game of the season, felling behind 4-0 at halftime before Vail Mountain closed out the game in the second half. The Bears continue league play on Sept. 25 at home against Grand Valley.
Grand Valley def. Basalt 25-11, 25-12, 25-9
PARACHUTE — Kyra Chenoweth led a balanced attack at the net for the Cardinals (4-6, 2-0 3A WSL) during their easy league victory over the Longhorns.
Chenoweth, a senior, finished with 10 kills. Jori Dovey and Megan Smith each had seven kills, Jordan Scott added six kills and two blocks and sophomore setter Kylyn Rigsby finished with four aces, four digs and 27 assists to pace the Cardinals.
Grand Valley is off until Sept. 26 when they play a nonleague match at Paonia.
Delta def. Glenwood Springs 25-11, 25-7, 25-17
DELTA — Emily Baier had a standout night for the Panthers (7-3, 1-1 4A WSL) in helping her team hand the Demons (3-6, 1-2) their second league loss of the season. Baier finished with 17 kills, 17 digs and 15 assists.
The Demons continue league play on Saturday when they host Steamboat Springs.
Palisade def. Rifle 25-16, 25-14, 25-10
PALISADE — Alyssa Chutka finished with a match-high 13 kills and Cassie Rubalcaba contributed seven service aces for the Bulldogs in their three-set victory over the Bears (0-9, 0-3 league). Rifle continues league play on Sept. 23 when it hosts Eagle Valley.
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