Rams close out boys soccer season strong with 8-0 win
CARBONDALE — Seven different players for Roaring Fork High School’s boys soccer team found the net, and the Rams’ senior goalkeeper scored twice in Roaring Fork’s regular season-ending 8-0 Class 3A Region 3 victory over Grand Valley at the Roaring Fork High School soccer field.
Alex Fisher, Roaring Fork’s regular goalie, scored twice for the Rams (11-2-2 overall, 5-1-1 league play), who clinched second place in the league standings behind league-champion Coal Ridge. The Rams also notched a 5-0 victory at Moffat County on Monday and, on Tuesday, earned a 6-0 victory over Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
“I’m feeling pretty positive about the way that our guys are playing right now,” first-year Roaring Fork coach Nick Forbes said. “We’re starting to peak at the right time and we’re getting stronger each game, and that’s a big thing right now.”
Cameron Doherty, Ben Carpenter, Misael Ramos, Aaron Palomera and Jack Fisher also scored for Roaring Fork. Alex Fisher played in goal for the Rams in the first half before Axel Palomera took over in goal in the second half to preserve the shutout.
Grand Valley (1-12-1 overall, 0-6-0 league) was shut out for the third consecutive time and for the fifth time in the past seven matches. The Cardinals will play their final match of the season in Parachute today against Coal Ridge.
Roaring Fork wrapped up its regular season with the victory. The Rams will likely receive a berth in the Class 3A state playoffs. Postseason berths will be announced by the Colorado High School Activities Association on Sunday.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.