Prep roundup: Ryan’s hat trick helps Coal Ridge top GJ Central
PEACH VALLEY — Paige Ryan netted a hat trick and scored her first goal of the game for Coal Ridge within the first minute against Grand Junction Central, helping lift the unbeaten Class 3A Titans to a 4-1 victory over the Class 5A Warriors at The Pasture on Thursday night.
Ryan scored her first goal of the game 45 seconds into the contest, with her second and third goals coming in the 45th and 78th minutes. Each of her goals were assisted by Mariella Martinez, whose goal in the 80th minute was assisted by Molly Mello and capped the scoring.
Brooke Esgar finished with six saves in goal for Coal Ridge (12-0-0 overall), which finished with 19 total shots and nine shots on goal against Central (4-6-1 overall).
The Titans continue 3A Western Slope League play Tuesday at Aspen.
Grand Valley 6, Basalt 0
BASALT — Ashlynn Speakman finished with two goals and two assists and Kyra Chenoweth added a pair of goals for the Cardinals (8-2-0 overall, 4-1-0 3A WSL), who held a 5-0 lead on the Longhorns at halftime.
Randi Sheridan scored in the fourth minute and assisted Chenoweth’s goal in the 39th minute, and Lauren Paskett added the other goal for Grand Valley.
“The girls have really started to click,” Grand Valley coach Scott Gregory said. “They’re communicating so well. It’s a great thing to see.”
Grand Valley continues league play Saturday at Aspen.
Roaring Fork 6, Rangely 0
RANGELY — Emily Fisher scored three goals with two assists to pace the Rams (7-1-1, 2-1-1 3A WSL) against the winless Panthers.
Fisher’s goals came in the 27th, 52nd and 72nd minutes for Roaring Fork. Matie Nieblas, Natalie Olivas and Maddie Nieslanik also scored goals for Roaring Fork, with Nieslanik coming out of her usual goalkeeper position to find the opponent’s net.
Fiona Laird added an assist for the Rams..
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