Prep soccer: Coal Ridge blanks Rangely; G.J. Central decks Cards
PEACH VALLEY — JoAnna Hazelbush and Nicole Mooney each scored a pair of goals and Jenny Call and Alondra Murillo also found the net for the Coal Ridge High School girls soccer team in its 6-0 Class 3A/2A Western Slope League victory over Rangely at The Pasture on Thursday afternoon.
The Titans (4-2-0 overall, 3-0-0 league play), who held a 4-0 lead at halftime, took control in the first half when Murillo scored of an assist from Santana Martinez. Murillo’s goal came almost within a minute after Hazelbush scored her goal in the 15th minute, with Murillo’s goal giving the Titans a 3-0 cushion.
“We moved the ball well, and we played a lot better today than we did on Tuesday,” said Coal Ridge coach Micah Herron, referring to his team’s 3-0 win at Rifle. “We were able to make some runs and use the size of our field to our advantage.”
With the loss, the Panthers fell to 0-5-0 and 0-3-0 in league play.
Brooke Esgar played the first half in goal and Shelby Koether in the second half for Coal Ridge.
Coal Ridge plays again at Moffat County on Tuesday.
Grand Junction Central 7, Grand Valley 0
GRAND JUNCTION — Gabby Self and Chloe Marsten each scored a pair of goals for the Class 5A Warriors, who also scored three late goals against a shorthanded Grand Valley team during a nonleague victory against the Cardinals.
Central, which held a 3-0 halftime lead, went up by that score on both of self’s goals and the first of Marsten’s two goals in the 17th minute. Grand Valley (2-1-0 overall), which was without senior defender Jordan Scott due to injury, got 14 saves from goalie Callista Lewis.
“I told the girls after the game that a loss like this does not define us,” Grand Valley coach Scott Gregory said. “It doesn’t make or break our season.”
The Cardinals will try to bounce back when they host Aspen on Saturday.
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