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Rifle learned what it can accomplish when putting together a complete game.Caitlin Clay and Sondra Ripp scored first-half goals and the Bears defense kept visiting Moffat County off the board for a 2-0 girls soccer win on Tuesday.”Today we came closer to playing 80 minutes of great soccer,” Rifle coach Tom Taucher said. “The win was huge, but more importantly was how we played. Defensively, we were solid. Our midfield was solid, and our strikers were solid. When all three phases of the team are playing well, good things happen.”Bears goalkeeper Kadie LaRocque kept the Bulldogs off the board with her signature aggressive style. The speedy Rifle defense also chipped in.”Mindy Gonzales, Tessa Strouse and Rikki Sours, our back three, played well,” Taucher lauded. “We have really fast defenders, and nothing really got behind us.”The Bears, now 3-7, take on neighboring rival Glenwood Springs at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Glenwood Springs edged host Vail Mountain 4-3 for a girls tennis victory on Monday.The Demons dominated doubles play, taking three out of four matches.Megan McGavock and Courtney Bender topped Beri Dwyer and Callie Tappe in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) at No. 1 doubles. Tess Kennedy and Teka Israel outlasted Hannah Ellison and Cynthia Edgerton in a three-set (6-3, 4-6, 10-6) No. 2 doubles match, while Siobhan Sullivan and Haylie Westphal straight-setted Adi Slifer and Jenna Vanderenter (7-5, 6-3) at No. 4.Madison McCallum stopped Sarah Logan 6-4, 6-3 to score Glenwood’s lone singles win of the day at No. 3.In junior varsity play, Jenny LeFavor and Brie Carmer and Libby Sundeen and Jackie Nickel scored doubles wins.


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