Prep Sports Roundup
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Demons played host to Steamboat Springs on Thursday night hoping to claw their way back into the league volleyball race with a much-needed win.
The Sailors were just a little too much for Glenwood Springs in the end, however, as they secured the match in four games (25-23, 25-19, 21-25, 25-20).
Leah Mansfield continued her strong defensive play for the Demons with a game-high 19 digs while Morgan Dominquez added 10. Seniors Hannah Thimsen and Toni Gottschalk had seven blocks, as did junior Kelsey Warkentin.
In one of the bright spots for the Demons, Warkentin played well in her first match in the middle after moving from the outside.
Sophomore Kenzi Caple led Glenwood’s front line with 10 kills, while Kelly Lawson and Taryn Pearce had nine as the Demons fell to 2-6 in 4A Western Slope League play and 3-10 overall.
“Just wasn’t enough against that Steamboat squad, though,” said Glenwood Springs head coach Sean Lively. “I like playing them, though, because that’s a team that always shows up, always plays tough and gives you their best effort.”
RIFLE, Colorado ” Behind two goals from Pablo Salgado, Rifle coasted to a 4-1 boys soccer win over visiting Palisade on Thursday.
“It was an alright game, I guess,” said first-year Bears coach Ryan Mahler, somewhat of a perfectionist. “It was a good game to get a lot out of playing time out of players who usually aren’t out there.”
Jose Salazar and Anthony Bracamontes added goals for Rifle, now 4-4-0 in the 4A WSL and 4-6-0 overall.
Palisade dropped to 1-11-0 overall and to 0-9-0 in league.
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Down 14-7 with less than 11 minutes left in regulation, Rifle head coach Todd Casebier decided it was time to deviate from his ground-and-pound offense for a bit of an aerial attack.