PREP ROUNDUP: Rifle volleyball team rallies past Basalt; Coal Ridge volleyball team remains unbeaten
BASALT — Annie Schmidt finished with 14 kills and 13 digs, and Rifle High School’s volleyball team overcame the loss of two of its best players in a 19-25, 25-18, 17-25, 25-16, 15-9 Class 3A Western Slope League victory over Basalt on Thursday night.
The Bears rebounded from a five-set home loss to Grand Valley on Tuesday despite the absence of Jordan Cody and Leah Antonelli, who had to sit out after the first set due to illness.
In their place, Rifle had multiple players step up, getting four aces from Sarah McCutchen and 13 digs from Veronica Santoyo in the victory.
The Bears improved to 5-3 overall with the victory (1-0 in league play). Rifle is off until Sept. 17 when the Bears take on Coal Ridge.
Coal Ridge def. Moffat County 25-12, 25-20, 25-15
PEACH VALLEY — Brittany Allen finished with five kills and six blocks to lead the way for seventh-ranked Coal Ridge as the Titans swept the Bulldogs.
Bailey Davis added five kills, Leah Kanakaraj added six digs and Jacklyn Collins added five kills for the unbeaten Titans (8-0 overall, 2-0 Class 3A Western Slope League), who play a big league home match against Gunnison on Saturday.
Eagle Valley def. Glenwood Springs 25-15, 25-13, 25-19
GYPSUM — Delaney Gaddis had five kills, 17 digs and six assists to lead the way for Glenwood Springs, but the Devils came away with a Class 4A Western Slope League sweep of the Demons.
Morley Perrin had 10 digs, Taylor Kontour had four digs and four kills and Megan Uren chipped in a pair of service aces for the Demons (3-5 overall, 0-2 league).
Battle Mountain 6, Glenwood Springs 0
EDWARDS — Alexis Robles netted a hat trick for the Huskies, and Battle Mountain coach Steve Cope netted his 200th career victory in a Class 4A Western Slope League victory over the Demons.
The Huskies moved to 4-0 overall, and 3-0 in league play.
Glenwood fell to 1-2 overall and in league play and will play at Class 5A Grand Junction on Saturday.
Roaring Fork 1, Delta 1
CARBONDALE — Ben Carpenter scored near the end of the first half for the Rams, and 3A Roaring Fork’s defense held on in the second half to give it a nonleague tie with the Class 4A Panthers.
Senior Alex Fisher finished with nine saves in goal for the Rams, who held possession for most of the match.
“We controlled the tempo for almost the duration,” Roaring Fork coach Nick Forbes said. “It’s great to do this against a 4A team.”
Roaring Fork (3-1-1 overall) will continue league play on Sept. 17 when it plays at Vail Mountain School.
Vail Mountain 6, Grand Valley 2
PARACHUTE — Ben Carpenter finished with 13 saves in goal for the Cardinals, who weren’t able to hold on after taking an early lead on their way to a Class 3A Region 3 loss to Vail Mountain.
Cristian Vicencio found the net in the 19th minute and the eighth minute, with Lorenzo Hernandez and Cesar Luna assisting. Vail Mountain answered with six unanswered goals to seal the win.
Grand Valley continues league play Saturday at home against Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
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