PREP ROUNDUP: Rams roll by Glenwood JV in opener of Glenwood Springs Invitational volleyball tournament
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Roaring Fork High School’s volleyball team recovered from a slow start on Thursday against the Glenwood Springs junior varsity, winning 25-22, 25-11 to open pool play at the Glenwood Springs Invitational tournament.
Rose Maun had seven kills in nine attempts, Toni Gross had nine assists, Taila Howe added six digs, Emily Fuller chipped in three kills and three aces, and Grave Brown and Diana Flores each added five aces for the Rams. Roaring Fork came roaring back after allowing the first five points to the Demons.
“I have an amazing group of girls who act like that’s no big deal,” first-year coach Jenn Dority said. “They did all the things you’re supposed to do when you get down like that.”
Glenwood tops Rifle in tournament match
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Glenwood Springs varsity volleyball team won its first match of its own tournament with a sweep of Rifle.
The final score was not available at press time.
Delaney Gaddis had seven kills, 13 assists and eight digs, and Taylor Kontour and Laura McDermott each had four kills in the victory.
Grand Valley 17-5, G.J. Central JV 10-5
PARACHUTE — Freshman Maria Gonzalez went 7-for-10 at the plate and picked up a pair of wins on the pitcher’s rubber, helping Grand Valley High’s softball team sweep Grand Junction Central’s JV in a nonleague doubleheader on Thursday.
Gonzalez also had a triple, and Natasha Fognani added a double during her 5-for-10 performance at the plate in two games. Samara Call went 6-for-10 in the two games for Grand Valley, who rebounded from a 14-3 season-opening loss this past Tuesday.
“It was great to see us pull together,” Cardinals coach Brooke Whitman said. “We wanted to fix the mistakes we made before [against Eagle Valley] when we weren’t hitting. We definitely fixed those.”
The Cardinals (2-1 overall) are off until next Tuesday when they play a Class 3A Western Slope League game at Aspen.
Vail Mountain 7, Grand Valley 0
VAIL — Grand Valley’s boys soccer team lost its season opener against Vail Mountain on Thursday. The Cardinals (0-1-0) stay on the road for the weekend when they play at the Lake County Tournament in Leadville on Friday and Saturday.
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Rifle softball scored 17 runs in the second inning, battling back from a 3-2 deficit Thursday to 15-run rule Meeker.