Prep Roundup: Rifle misses shots in loss to Grand Junction JV
RIFLE — For as frustrated as Rifle High boys soccer coach Rich Carter was following the Bears’ 4-2 loss to the Grand Junction High junior varsity on Thursday, he admitted there were plenty of positives that came out of it.
“We took 29 shots today,” Carter said. “It was amazing. People would love to have 29 shots, and we could only get two goals out of it.”
Alexis Ramos scored a goal at the beginning of the second half, narrowing the bears’ 2-0 halftime deficit to 2-1. Ismael Ruiz added another second-half goal, but the Tigers had already pulled away by then.
“It’s a good sign because we’re showing a lot of offensive potential right now,” Carter said. “Now we just have to finish.”
Luis Sanchez finished with seven saves in goal for the Bears (0-2-0), who begin Class 3A Western Slope League play Tuesday at Grand Valley.
Delta 5, Glenwood Springs 1
DELTA — The Panthers opened the Class 4a Western Slope League season with a victory over the Demons (1-1-0 overall, 0-1-0 league). No other information was available.
Montezuma-Cortez def. Glenwood Springs 25-17, 32-30
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The team-high five kills tallied by Glenwood outside hitter Chally Korn wasn’t enough against the Panthers, who fought off a rally attempt by the Demons at the end of the second and deciding game to come away with a victory in the opener of the Demon Invitational volleyball tournament.
“At the end of the second game, we started to not play hesitant,” Glenwood coach Sarah Ryan said. “I told the girls afterward that we needed to take that and play that way the rest of the weekend.”
Glenwood continues tournament play against Frontier Academy at 3:30 p.m. today. The 12-team tournament runs through Saturday.
Coal Ridge def. Ridgway 25-10, 25-18, 25-23
PEACH VALLEY — Bailey Davis had a match-high 11 kills and Kaitlyn Detlefsen added nine kills and four blocks to help the Titans (1-1) sweep Ridgway.
Nicole Mooney added eight kills for Coal Ridge, which took an 8-0 lead in the first game and never looked back.
Coal Ridge continues nonleague play on Tuesday when the Titans host Glenwood.
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