Prep Roundup: Rams’ early rally leads to win over Basalt
CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork High School volleyball coach Jenn Dority figured her team had lost its mojo earlier this week.
On Thursday, the coach was singing a different tune following the Rams’ 26-24, 25-22, 25-18 victory against Basalt in a class 3A Western Slope League match at the Roaring Fork High gym.
“I think some extremes as well as some friendly help at practice [Wednesday] night helped these young girls in getting their mojo back,” Dority said. “They looked like they had fun. They’d worked super hard.”
Leading the way for Roaring Fork was Jasmin Lopez, who finished with 28 assists in running the Rams’ offense. Madilyn Kuhl added eight kills and 16 digs. Defensively, Leelah Ahumada chipped in 11 digs along with two solo blocks and four service aces.
Roaring Fork (6-8 overall, 2-2 Class 3A WSL play) came back from a 12-point deficit in the first set to win in extended play.
Roaring Fork will continue league play on Saturday at Olathe.
Coal Ridge def. Moffat County 25-10, 25-12, 25-17
CRAIG — Maggie Bell finished with 27 assists and seven service aces to help the Titans (12-6 overall, 6-0 3A WSL) remain unbeaten in league play and win its fourth consecutive match overall.
Kaitlyn Detlefsen added seven kills and three blocks to go with a nine-kill performance from Britni Allen and a six-kill, two-block outing from Nicole Mooney.
The Titans are off until Oct. 16 when they host Grand Valley.
Glenwood Springs def. Palisade 12-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Chally Korn finished with seven kills and a team-high 15 digs and Ivy Wight chipped in 12 kills to help the Demons (6-10 overall, 4-6 4A WSL) rally from a first-set deficit for a win over the Bulldogs.
Makena Warren had seven kills, Megan Uren had 13 digs and Kenzi Johnson added 34 assists for Glenwood, which moved ahead of Palisade (7-11, 3-6) into fifth place in the league standings with the victory.
The Demons continue league play at Summit on Oct. 14.
Grand Valley def. Meeker 25-18, 25-10, 25-17
PARACHUTE — The Cardinals (8-7 overall) won for the fourth consecutive time and for the fifth time in six matches with their nonleague win over the Cowboys at The Nest.
Coal Ridge 3, Aspen 0
PEACH VALLEY — Alex Gutierrez, Juan Gonzalez and Luis Galaviz each scored goals for the Titans (12-2-0, 5-1-0 3A WSL) during their next-to-last league match of the season.
Roman Plano needed just one save to record the shutout in net for the Titans, who are currently tied with Vail Mountain for second place in the league standings. Coal Ridge will play its final game of the regular season in Carbondale against Roaring Fork in a game that will likely determine the league championship.
“That’s all that we’ll be focusing on from here on out is that game,” Coal Ridge coach Mike Mikalakis said.
Roaring Fork 4, Moffat County 0
CRAIG — Aaron Palomera netted a hat trick and Ben Carpenter also scored a goal for Roaring Fork (10-2-0, 5-0-0) in its win over the Bulldogs. Lalo Clemente added a pair of assists for the Rams, whose next league game will be at home Saturday against winless Grand Valley.
Glenwood Springs 2, Palisade 1
PALISADE — Oscar Gallegos scored a goal in the 43rd minute for the Demons, breaking a 1-all tie and lifting Glenwood to a league win over the Bulldogs.
Miguel Peralta scored the first goal of the game for Glenwood (6-8-0, 4-7-0 4A WSL) before Keenen High of Palisade scored an equalizer in the 18th minute. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime.
The Demons will conclude league play on Oct. 14 with a home game against Delta.
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