Prep roundup: Rifle bears down in girls victory against Basalt
BASALT — Sadie Suarez scored what was essentially the game-clinching goal to go with a score from Jessica Bracamontes, helping the Rifle High School girls soccer team earn a 2-0 Class 3A/2A Western Slope League victory over Basalt on Thursday afternoon.
Karly Ruiz finished with 11 saves in goal for the Bears (3-8-0 overall, 2-4-0 league play), who were able to hold off a late push in the final minutes of the game by the Longhorns (4-7-1, 2-4-1 league).
“Our back line was like a brick wall,” Rifle coach Rich Carter said. “Our girls played tough, aggressive soccer, and they’re a tough team to beat when they do that.”
The Bears continue league play when they play at Rangely on Saturday.
Vail Christian 5, Grand Valley 2
PARACHUTE — Hannah Fenton scored a pair of goals — the second one giving the Cardinals a 2-1 lead just before halftime — before Vail Christian rallied for a league victory.
Fenton got the Cardinals on the board in the 21st minute off an assist from Megan Smith, then put Grand Valley (2-10-0, 2-6-0 league) up 2-1 with her goal in the 32nd minute.
Grand Valley goalkeeper Kallista Lewis finished with 20 saves. The Cardinals took 15 shots on goal.
The 3A Cardinals play again today when they host Class 4A Delta in Parachute.
Summit 3, Glenwood Springs 1
FRISCO — Tasha Jordan scored the Demons’ only goal of the game off a second-half corner kick that knotted the score at 1-all, but the Tigers (1-10-1, 1-9-1 4A WSL) rallied past the Demons for their first victory of the season.
Summit goalkeeper Lexi Vanderhoeven finished with seven saves for the Tigers, who Glenwood coach Steve White said were able to penetrate the Demons’ defense with long through-ball passes. White also said the Demons were missing seven regular varsity players from Thursday’s game.
Freshman Erin Bucchin finished with six saves in goal for Glenwood (4-8-0, 3-7-0), who play again on Saturday when they host Class 5A Grand Junction.
Vail Christian 6, Glenwood Springs 1
EDWARDS — Glenwood No. 1 singles player Sophia Nelson managed a straight-set victory but was the only member of the team to prevail during the Demons’ duel loss against Vail Christian.
Nelson defeated Lorena Mabarak 6-1, 6-2.
In other matches, Glenwood No. 2 singles player Ivy Wight dropped only her second match of the year in a 6-3, 7-5 loss against Saiba Horn. At No. 3 singles, Kelly Thran lost 6-2, 6-4 against Paula Hernandez.
Each of Glenwood’s doubles teams lost in straight sets. They included: Kenna Zilm and Martina Ruiz at No. 1 doubles, Taylor Fiscus and Genevieve Lamee at No. 2 doubles, Savannah Kelley and Nina Alley at No. 3 doubles, and Hannah Slack and Linda Ramirez at No. 4 doubles.
It was the first competition the team had seen since hosting Aspen on April 14. Their previously scheduled tournament at Delta was canceled due to weather.
Glenwood will host its final dual match of the season when the Demons take on Cedaredge at the Glenwood Springs Community Center tennis courts.
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In an eerily quiet Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium, the masked Glenwood Springs Demons hosted the Basalt Longhorns Tuesday to kick off the Covid-shortened 2021 high school basketball season.