Prep roundup: Huskies rally, hand Titans 1st girls soccer loss
PEACH VALLEY — Logan Nash netted a hat trick for the Battle Mountain High School girls soccer team, which rallied from a one-goal halftime deficit against previously unbeaten Coal Ridge for a 4-2 nonleague victory at The Pasture on Thursday.
Coal Ridge took a 2-1 lead at halftime. The Titans struck first on a goal in the seventh minute by Sarah Sollinger off a pass from Paige Ryan, who put the Titans (13-1-0 overall) up by a goal when she found the net in the 37th minute. But Nash, who knotted the score with her goal in the first half, scored the next two Huskies goals before Acacia Ortiz capped the scoring for Battle Mountain.
“They were very disciplined and were able to exploit some of our weaknesses,” said Coal Ridge coach Micah Herron, who noted that each of the Huskies’ four goals came on breakaways. “This was a good loss for us. You never like to lose, but this was a good loss in that it will give us a chance to improve before the postseason.”
The Titans, who have already clinched no less than a share of the Class 3A Western Slope League title with their 8-0-0 league mark, can clinch the league championship outright with a victory at Roaring Fork on Tuesday.
Roaring Fork 2, Vail Mountain 1
VAIL — Emily Fisher and Natalie Olivas each scored first-half goals for the Rams (9-1-1, 3-1-1 3A WSL), who held off a second-half push by Vail Mountain and held on for a much-needed league victory.
Vail Mountain (3-5-0, 3-4-0) scored on a free kick at the midway point of the second half to pull within a goal, but could come no closer.
The Rams begin a tough homestretch to the final week of the regular season next week, hosting Moffat County on Monday, Coal Ridge on Tuesday and Aspen on Thursday. The Rams’ next game will be Saturday against Vail Christian.
Glenwood Springs 4, Vail Mountain 3
VAIL — Elise Metzger and Ivy Wight of Glenwood Springs each earned singles victories along with the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles teams, helping the Demons earn a dual match victory over Vail Mountain.
Metzger, Glenwood’s No. 2 singles player, beat Sasha Horn 6-3, 6-2. Wight also earned a straight-set victory, beating Regina Hernandez 6-1, 6-1, at No. 3 singles.
Sophie Nelson and Luise Wollesen won their No. 1 doubles match against Ali Pizak and Lizzy Pancratz 6-1, 6-4. At No. 2 doubles, Hannah Nilsson and Pamela Sanchez went three sets with Lorina Byrne and Maddy Bryant before prevailing 3-6, 7-6(9), 10-6.
The Demons continue play Saturday when they play duals against Cedaredge and Montezuma-Cortez in Delta, weather permitting.
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