Prep Roundup: No. 3 Titans triumph in return home
PEACH VALLEY — Five different players scored goals for the Coal Ridge High School boys soccer team on Tuesday, helping the Titans rebound from their first loss of the season this past Friday with a 5-1 victory over Basalt at The Pasture.
Enrique Bucio finished with a goal and two assists and Julian Huerta added one goal and one assist for Coal Ridge (7-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 Class 3A Western Slope League), which suffered its first loss of the season with a 2-0 setback at Sheridan. The loss also dropped the Titans from No. 1 in the CHSAAnow.com Class 3A rankings to No. 3 behind Kent Denver (6-1-0) and Colorado Academy (6-2-0).
Also scoring goals for Coal Ridge was Sergio Valentin, Juan Gonzalez, Ray Bencomo and Alonso Pacheco. Coal Ridge held a 4-0 halftime lead on the Longhorns (4-5-0, 1-2-0).
The Titans play again on Thursday in a nonleague home game against Class 5A Grand Junction.
Roaring Fork def. Basalt 25-20, 21-25, 25-16, 25-9
BASALT — Lily Ramos finished with a match-high 10 kills, eight service aces and 10 digs for the Rams (5-5 overall), who won for the fourth time in the past six matches with their nonleague victory over the winless Longhorns (0-10).
Lyndsay Hansen had seven kills and Leelah Ahumada had four kills and four aces, with each of her four aces coming in the fourth and deciding set.
“We kept it interesting by trying a new lineup,” Roaring Fork coach Jenn Dority said. It didn’t quite work out that well … but then we changed back to our regular lineup, dialed it in and crushed it.”
Grace Brown added 21 digs and three aces for Roaring Fork, which plays again at Eagle Valley on Sept. 30.
Paonia def. Coal Ridge 20-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-20
PAONIA — Kaitlin Detlefsen finished with a match-high 16 kills and five blocks for the Titans, but the Class 2A Eagles rallied to win the nonleague match against the Class 3A Titans.
Bailey Davis added seven kills, Nicole Mooney chipped in six kills and Leah Kanakaraj contributed 11 digs in the loss for Coal Ridge (8-6 overall). Megan Lund added 10 digs.
Coal Ridge will continue 3A Western Slope League play Thursday at Basalt.
Eagle Valley def. Rifle 25-10, 25-10, 25-12
RIFLE — Eagle Valley’s volleyball team flexed its proverbial muscles a bit against the bears with its Class 4A Western Slope League sweep.
The Devils (8-4, 3-2 league) moved into fifth place behind Delta and Palisade (both 2-1 in league play) in the league standings. Rifle (0-10, 0-4) will host rival Glenwood Springs on Thursday.
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