Preps roundup: Roaring Fork lacrosse too much for Summit Tigers, scores 21-1 win
A lop-sided 21-1 win for the Roaring Fork girls lacrosse team at home in Carbondale against Summit County Thursday improved the Rams to 2-0 on the young season ahead of a pair of crucial games in the 4A Mountain East league.
The Roaring Fork team, which combines players from Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs and Basalt high schools, scored early and often against the visiting Tigers, taking a double digit lead at the half and never letting up.
Senior captain Riley Dolan scored five goals on the afternoon. Senior Samantha Ferry and sophomore Sophie Hodgson had four goals each, and sophomore Addie Nolan contributed three goals to the winning effort.
The Rams face Steamboat Springs at home on Saturday (11 a.m. game time) and travel to play defending league champion Aspen at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Glenwood Springs 5, Eagle Valley 0
The Lady Demons scored two goals in the first half and three in the second to defeat Eagle Valley on the road and earn their first win of the season.
Glenwood improves to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in league, and will again play Eagle Valley next Tuesday, this time at home.
Also Thursday, it was Roaring Fork playing Aspen to a 1-1 tie, while Basalt won over Coal Ridge, 1-0.
Roaring Fork 17, Rifle 16
Rifle held a 5-3 lead going into the third inning, before visiting Roaring Fork exploded for nine runs.
The Bears earned four back in the bottom of the fourth, one in the fifth and made a comeback with six in the bottom of the seventh. Roaring Fork added one each in the fourth and fifth and three in the top of the seventh, then held on for the one-run win.
Freshman Noel Richardson knocked in two runs for the Rams, while junior Henry Richardson, junior Nolan Pierson and senior Finn Leahy had one RBI each. Sophomore pitcher Eddie Hernandez recorded seven strikeouts for Roaring Fork.
Roaring Fork improves to 1-2 on the season. The Rams travels to play Delta for two games on Saturday.
The Bears were led by sophomores Austin Bowlan and Brandon Marques with three RBIs each. Junior Caidyn Wilcox and sophomore Connor Abbott had two RBI each, and junior Easton Phillips and senior Jared Haxton knocked in one each. Freshman pitcher Logan Gross had six strikeouts for the Bears.
Rifle falls to 0-2 and plays Battle Mountain at home next Tuesday.
Note: The score in the Roaring Fork-Rifle baseball game has been revised from an earlier report that was based on an incomplete result posted to Maxpreps.
Senior Reporter/Managing Editor John Stroud can be reached at 970-384-9160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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