Prep roundup: Walters wins in G.J.; Pearls outshoot Cardinals 8-7 in girls soccer
GRAND JUNCTION — Elly Walters carded an 83 at a dry, fast Redlands Country Club golf course on Tuesday afternoon, giving her a score of 83 for a two-stroke victory in the individual standings of the Wildcat Invitational tournament.
With the victory, Walters earned her fourth tournament victory of the season in six tournaments this season. The freshman finished two strokes better than Reiley Waldo of Durango (85) in the individual standings.
Aly Schuman of Palisade and Melissa Steinbach, a Coal Ridge High senior, finished in a tie for fifth place with a 94. Coal Ridge’s Cheyanne Williams shot a 96 to finish in a tie for 10th place. Audrey Jones had a 99 to lead Glenwood Springs individually. Jones finished 14th overall, and Rifle’s Toni Booth carded a score of 100 to finish with behind Jones in 15th.
In the team standings, Rifle finished fourth with a score of 294. Montrose won the team title with a 277, with Palisade (287), Grand Junction (291), Rifle and Glenwood Springs (311) following to round out the Top 5.
Colorado Rocky Mountain School 8, Grand Valley 7
PARACHUTE — Pearls freshman Emily Wiley scored four goals in the winning effort, helping CRMS (4-1-1 overall and Class 3A/2A Western Slope League) double last year’s win total and lead by as many as five goals.
Grand Valley senior Kyra Chenoweth finished with five goals, scoring in the eighth, 16th, 49th, 51st and 62nd minutes for the Cardinals (2-2-0 overall, 1-2-0 league), who trailed 7-2 at the beginning of the second half. Goals by Megan Smith in the 73rd and Allie Dovey in the 79th brought GrandValley within one, but the Pearls held on defense during stoppage time despite three shots on frame for Grand Valley.
The Cardinals continue league play on Thursday at Coal Ridge. The Pearls play again on Saturday when they play at Vail Christian in Edwards.
Coal Ridge 3, Moffat County 1
CRAIG — Jenny Call scored a pair of goals and Santana Martinez also found the back of the net to help the Titans (5-2-0 overall, 4-0-0 3A/2A WSL) remain unbeaten in league play.
Coal Ridge will host Grand Valley on Thursday, the same day Moffat County will be in Basalt Thursday afternoon before returning home to meet 5A Grand Junction team Central on Friday.
Vail Mountain 3, Roaring Fork 0
CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork wasn’t able to rally despite an improved offensive effort in the second half in their 3A/2A WSL loss to the Gore Rangers.
Lily Nichols finished with six saves in goal for the Rams, who fell to 2-4-2 overall with the loss.
The Rams play at Vail Christian on Thursday in another league game.
Eagle Valley 5, Glenwood Springs 3
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Erin Peterson, Nina Scruton and Grace McSwain each found the net for the Demons, but Eagle Valley broke away from Glenwood (1-6-0, 1-5-0 league) in the second half with four goals in the final 40 minutes of a Class 4A WSL game at Stubler Memorial Field.
Mariel Gutierrez finished with three goals for the Devils (8-3-0), with all of them coming in the second half.
“The thing that I can say is that this really is a talented group that continues to work hard,” Glenwood coach Steve White said. “Now it’s just a matter of waiting for the wins to start coming for them.”
Glenwood will play a nonleague game at Coal Ridge on Saturday.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.