Preps roundup: Coal Ridge booters stay unbeaten, Roaring Fork soccer scores win over Aspen
Grand Valley volleyball tops Roaring Fork
Coal Ridge 1, Vail Mountain 0
Coal Ridge High School, hosting Vail Mountain Tuesday afternoon, continued its winning streak to stay atop the 3A Western Slope League soccer standings with a 1-goal shutout win over the Gore Rangers.
The lone goal came at the end of the first half on a corner kick that senior Jack Price directed into the net off the head of sophomore Ezra Williams.
“I think Vail really came out to play, and we rose to the occasion,” Titans coach Michael Mikalakis said.
“Our defense really played lights out today,” he said, highlighting the efforts of Titans Dominic Centeno, Moises Contreras, Caleb Thompson and Derrick Centeno.
“It was definitely a team effort to get the win,” he said of a game that could very well determine the league championship. “The competition from that game is a great way for us to continue to build to the goals we have for the season.”
The Titans, now 7-0 and 4-0 in league, take on Moffat County at home Thursday. Game time is 4 p.m.
Roaring Fork 4, Aspen 1
The Roaring Fork Rams of Carbondale scored an important win at home versus Aspen Tuesday to stay in the 3A league mix.
The Rams had three first-half goals and another in the second to move to 3-2 in league and 3-3 overall.
Roaring Fork will host Basalt at 6 p.m. Thursday in the final regular-season home game, before three-game road stretch to close things out this month.
Battle Mountain 3, Glenwood Springs 0
In 4A league action at Edwards Tuesday, the Huskies of Battle Mountain stayed perfect on the season with the 3-0 win over the Demons of Glenwood.
Battle Mountain (7-0) had one goal in the first and two in the second for the shutout.
Glenwood (4-3) travels to play Rifle (0-5) at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Grand Valley 3, Roaring Fork 1
The Lady Cardinals, hosting the Rams of Carbondale Tuesday night in Parachute, won three sets to one in 3A WSL volleyball action.
Grand Valley opened with a 25-19 win, but the Rams answered with a strong 25-21 showing in the second. The Cardinals then powered to 25-8 win and closed it out 25-20 to improve to 1-1 in 3A league play (2-3 overall).
Next up for the Cardinals is a trip to Coal Ridge at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Roaring Fork (3-4, 1-1) gets a rematch with the Longhorns of Basalt at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Montrose 3, Coal Ridge 1
The Lady Titans of Coal Ridge had a non-league match at Montrose Tuesday, falling by scores of 25-18 in set one, 25-14 in set three and 25-13 in set four. The Titans won the second, 25-22.
Coal Ridge (4-3, 2-1) hosts Grand Valley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Battle Mountain 3, Glenwood Springs 1
In 4A volleyball, Glenwood Springs was at Battle Mountain Tuesday, falling 3 sets to 1.
After dropping the first set 25-15 to the host Huskies, the Demons rebounded with a 25-15 tally of their own to take the second. It was Battle Mountain in a slugfest third set, 25-23, and the Huskies sealed the deal with a 25-12 fourth set win.
Glenwood (3-5, 1-3 league) is at Steamboat Springs (6-3, 4-2) for a 1 p.m. match on Saturday.
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