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Rams soccer falls 7-0 to Sun Devils

Staff Report

DENVER – Kent Denver girls soccer team proved itself worthy of the No. 1 seed against the No. 16-seed Roaring Fork Rams Thursday evening.

The Sun Devils’ Alex Marsh scored three times and goalie Cambrie Nelson kept the Roaring Fork offense off the board as Kent Denver defeated the Rams 7-0 in the first round of the Class 3A State Tournament.

While she wasn’t happy with the score, Roaring Fork head coach was pleased with her team’s effort in their first trip to the state tournament during Rippe’s five-year tenure.

“These girls kept their heads up and played well and played strong through the whole game, and I think it bodes well for the future,” Rippe said of her team. “I think we had a good last game and really rose to the challenge. We wish the result could have been different, and we would like to be going on, but we had a good season.”

The Sun Devils took a 3-0 lead into the halftime intermission and continued to control the contest in the second half.

The Rams had a difficult time breaking through the high-pressure defense, which consistently double-teamed the ball. When Roaring Fork was able to break through, the Rams didn’t take advantage of the opportunities.

“It was their defense that kept us away from the goal,” Rippe said. “Their defense and a lack of (shooting) accuracy, which is something we’ve suffered from all season.”

Roaring Fork finishes the season with a record of 8-8-1. Kent Denver improves to 12-2-2 and advances to the state quarterfinals against the winner of the Ridgway/Ouray-Bishop Machebeuf contest.

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