PREP ROUNDUPS: Glenwood football falls to Conifer in tough matchup; Roaring Fork and CRMS soccer battle to thrilling 2OT tie
Making the tough trip to Conifer Friday night for a non-league matchup with the Lobos, the Glenwood Springs Demons football team was dealt a tough blow from injuries and dropped a tough game to the Lobos by the score of 49-11.
In the loss, Tucker Porter scored on the ground for Glenwood, while sophomore kicker Tyler Thomas kicked a 42-yard field goal late in the game, giving the Demons a positive to build on coming out of a tough loss.
“I’m proud of the way our kids fought tonight,” Pat Engle, Glenwood’s head coach, said following the loss. “I’m really proud of the way the kids that had to start due to injury stepped in and battled. I have to give a lot of credit to Conifer. That’s a well-coached football team.”
The loss drops Glenwood to 0-3 on the season. The Demons host the rival Rifle Bears (3-0) next Friday at Stubler Memorial Field.
“We need to heal up a little bit,” Engle said. “In some ways it’s been a one-sided rivalry the last 8 or 9 years, but it’s still a rivalry. The kids will show up, play hard, and we’ll see where things go from there.”
Paonia 17, Coal Ridge 14
On the road Friday for a matchup with the Paonia Eagles, the Coal Ridge Titans football team came up heartbreakingly short in a 17-14 loss.
Against the Eagles, senior Damian Spell and junior Karsen Dubois scored rushing touchdowns for the Titans.
Coal Ridge (1-3) returns to action Oct. 4 in a road game at Rifle.
Roaring Fork 4, CRMS 4, 2OT
Hosting the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Oysters Friday in Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams boys soccer team battled to a tough 4-4 tie in double-overtime.
Coming into Friday’s showdown, CRMS was ranked No. 1 in 2A in the RPI rankings, while Roaring Fork was No. 6 in 3A.
Against the Oysters, freshman Emilio Magana gave the Rams a 1-0 lead 10 minutes into the game, but CRMS answered with a goal from Luke Broccolo just over a minute later.
The Rams then took a 3-1 lead thanks to back-to-back goals from Magana and Dylan Webster, but the Oysters responded with two consecutive goals of their own from Broccolo for the hat trick.
Roaring Fork took a 4-3 lead into the half on a penalty kick from Ross Barlow.
In the second half, the Rams held the Oysters at bay until late, as CRMS tied it a 4-4 on a penalty kick, sending the two teams into overtime, and then double overtime before the game ended in a tie.
Roaring Fork (4-1-1) hosts Aspen Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m., while CRMS (2-1-1) travels to Caprock Academy Saturday.
Coal Ridge 3, Paonia 0
Traveling to Paonia Friday night for a game against the Eagles, the Coal Ridge Titans girls volleyball team took care of business quickly, cruising to a sweep.
In the win over the Eagles, Coal Ridge won by scores of 25-19, 25-19, and 25-22.
Against the Eagles, junior Brecken Guccini led the way with 10 kills and 5 digs, while junior Taylor Wiescamp added 7 kills, 3 aces, and 4 blocks.
Senior Lyanna Nevarez added 8 digs and 3 kills, while junior Ari Cornejo chipped in with 9 assists and 6 digs.
Junior Phoebe Young had a strong game with 17 assists and 5 kills, while senior Taylor Roberts added 13 digs.
Maya Mercado rounded out a good night for the Titans with 3 blocks and 3 kills.
Coal Ridge (6-2, 2-0 in 3A WSL) hosts Vail Mountain Thursday night in New Castle.
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Area prep soccer players and their coaches were well-represented in the 3A and 4A All Western Slope League selections announced this week.