Rams down cross-town rival CRMS 8-2
CARBONDALE – The Roaring Fork Rams have their playoff destiny in their own hands after a decisive 8-2 3A Western Slope League victory over cross-town rival Colorado Rocky Mountain School Thursday.
“It was really a good solid win before we go into a couple of tough games,” Roaring Fork coach Gail Rippe said. “(The WSL) is tight again this year and it probably won’t be decided until the last game.”
With the win, the Rams (6-4 WSL, 7-6 overall) took a half-game lead over Aspen (6-5, 7-6) for the third and final playoff spot. Roaring Fork, which has missed the playoffs by one spot the past two years, faces co-league leader Eagle Valley at home Saturday and wraps up the season in Aspen on Tuesday.
Erin Young got the Rams Rolling early with a goal in the first two minutes and Chelsea Tiernan gave Roaring Fork a 2-0 lead 18 minutes later. By halftime Roaring Fork led 5-0 on scores by Tarn Udall and Tessa Zugschwerdt and a CRMS score on its own goal.
Tiernan notched her second goal of the game early in the second half before CRMS got on the board to cut the lead to 6-1. Brie Bath pushed the lead to 7-1 off an assist by Annie Leslie and Jazz Leslie wrapped up the scoring with a goal in the 70th minute.
“We switched some things around and finally found our offense,” Rippe said. “We’ve gotten a lot more shots and we’re scoring more this year than ever before.
“The defense played well and was able to really contain CRMS,” she added.
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