Prep Soccer Roundup
Playing under the lights on the football field at Coal Ridge High School didn’t bring the Titans soccer team any luck on Thursday night, as Coal Ridge lost 1-0 to Paonia.The lone goal of the game came 10 minutes into the second half off the foot of Manuel Ramirez.The loss was the Titans’ fifth of the season that was decided by one goal. Coal Ridge (1-5-0 Class 3A Western Slope League, 2-6-0 overall) will next host Fruita’s junior varsity squad on Tuesday.
The Roaring Fork soccer team was unable to come up with back-to-back wins on Wednesday, falling 1-0 in a close battle against Aspen in Carbondale on Wednesday.Thirteen minutes into the second half, Aspen’s Giovanni Negroni scored what turned out to be the winning goal for the Skiers.Moments earlier, Aspen goalie Alex Owen made an impressive save on a penalty kick by Roaring Fork’s Ryan Dunn to keep the Rams, who got their first win of the season on Wednesday over Aspen, off the scoreboard.The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in their first meeting Sept. 7. Wednesday, in a game where sure-handed goalkeepers dominated and scoring chances were at a premium, Aspen produced the game-winner. Roaring Fork (1-4-2 overall and in the Class 3A Western Slope League) will now be off until Oct. 9 when they host Vail Mountain School.
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