Prep Soccer Roundup
Penalty kicks ruled Thursday’s boys soccer meeting between Glenwood Springs and Basalt. All told, three were converted and two of those belonged to Basalt, which scored a 4-1 win over the visiting Demons.Glenwood’s Ryan Young accounted for his team’s lone goal, obviously on a PK.The 6-2 Longhorns, the sixth-ranked Class 3A school in the state by RockyPreps, has embarrassed its fair share of teams in 2007, so Glenwood coach John Mount isn’t too discouraged by the day’s result.
“They’re obviously a talented team,” he said. “We were psyched to get the chance to play them. They’ve had some sweet exposure on the Front Range and went to Europe and stuff. To have that competition is sweet, a good test for our guys. We learned from it.”The Demons, 3-3 overall and 3-0 in the Class 4A Western Slope League, return to league play Saturday at Eagle Valley. That game kicks off at 11 a.m.
Holding Vail Mountain School scoreless in the first half left Roaring Fork boys soccer coach John Ackerman optimistic about his young team’s future. Unfortunately for the Rams, they couldn’t parlay that first-half success into second-half success, dropping a road contest 4-0 on Thursday.”We had a great first half and then, about 10 minutes in the second half, we got scored on,” said the first-year coach. “The team kind of deflated after that.”Three VMS goals in a nine-minute span proved to much for a young Roaring Fork team to scrap back from. “There was just a lot of proximity to our goal. Things started happening at that point in the game,” Ackerman said. “We’ve got a young team. They’re really, by in large, freshmen and sophomores. We have a couple of juniors, three seniors. We’re working toward it. We don’t have the size to use our bodies. We can’t really play through other players like some teams can.”The Rams, now 0-2-2 in the Class 3A Western Slope League, play host to Coal Ridge at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Behind a hat trick from senior forward Kirti Math, Colorado Rocky Mountain School rallied to a 4-all boys soccer tie with visiting Paonia on Thursday. Goalie Ross Mohsenin added a goal for the Oysters, who return to action Monday at Aspen for a 4 p.m. game.
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