Rams roll against Longhorns
CARBONDALE – The Roaring Fork Rams volleyball team has found its stride. After an up-and-down nonleague slate, the Rams are now 3-0 in Class 3A Western Slope League play after a 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-14) victory over league rival Basalt Tuesday night at Roaring Fork High School.”I feel pretty good,” Roaring Fork coach Karen Crownhart said after the match. “Hopefully we’ll just keep on a roll and not see that other team show up.”That other team is the Roaring Fork squad that dropped a five-game decision to Class 2A Meeker in its final nonleague game 12 days ago. Since the wake-up call, the Rams have only lost two games, both in a five-game victory over Gunnison.In Tuesday’s match Roaring Fork (3-0 WSL, 5-3 overall) was too much for the Longhorns (1-2, 6-2) at the net, as setter Carley Velasquez fed a front line led by hitter Sarah Armstrong.
“They had good serves and we struggled a little with their serves, but we dominated at the net,” Crownhart said. “And Carley, I think we have the best setter in the league.”Ashley Jammaron had some really good defensive stands at the net and shovebacks,” Crownhart added. “Sarah’s always the standout as far as hitting, but, all around, I think everybody played well.”Velasquez also was potent from the service line, putting together nine consecutive points in the first game. Crownhart also singled out the serving and defensive play of Taylor Wagnor.”Taylor is in the back row, but she’s always so steady,” Crownhart said. The Rams will get another test this weekend with home games Friday and Saturday against league opponents Hotchkiss and Cedaredge, respectively. The Hotchkiss game starts at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Rams’ homecoming celebration. Saturday’s contest against Cedaredge is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Grand Valley downs Plateau Valley 3-1COLLBRAN – Jamie Vance had five kills and five blocks to lead Grand Valley to a 3-1 (25-16, 16-25, 25-22, 25-18) victory over Plateau Valley in a nonleague game here Tuesday night.”Jamie Vance was our star of the night,” Grand Valley coach Lisa Tuttle said. “Out of 23 serves received, she made 19 perfect passes to the setter, along with her five stuff blocks.”Megan Johnson also tallied five kills, and Julianne Jones had two aces while serving for 18 points in the match. “The girls came together as a team,” Tuttle said. “If they keep playing as a team, who knows what the season will bring.”
Grand Valley improved to 6-6 on the season after defeating Paonia 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 20-25, 15-10) in a league game Friday night.Boys soccerRams knot Vail Mountain, 2-2CARBONDALE – Miguel Montdragen scored both Roaring Fork goals to lift the Rams to a 2-2 tie with Vail Mountain School in Class 3A Western Slope boys soccer action Tuesday night.Montdragen notched a goal in each half to match Vail Mountain’s scoring. Roaring Fork goalie Omar Garcia had 10 saves in the game.Roaring Fork moves to 0-3-1 in league play (1-6-1 overall). Vail Mountain is now 2-0-2 (3-1-2).Roaring Fork moves to 0-3-1 in league play (1-6-1 overall). Vail Mountain is now 2-0-2 (3-1-2).
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This game. This rivalry. This season. It hasn’t meant this much in a long time.