Roaring Fork upends Basalt in homecoming triumph |

Roaring Fork upends Basalt in homecoming triumph

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE, Colorado – Roaring Fork’s boys soccer team made homecoming week all the sweeter at the Carbondale school by knocking off Basalt 2-1 on Thursday.

“It was very dramatic, very exciting,” Rams coach John Ackerman said.

Ackerman’s squad trailed 1-0 at halftime.

Then, Wylie Adams got Roaring Fork on the board with a goal midway through the second half.

With roughly two minutes to go, Iver Rodriguez broke the tie to put the Rams over the top. Christian Campos assisted, crossing a ball from deep in the right corner.

“It was a beautiful pass,” said Ackerman, whose team improved to 3-1, both overall and in the 3A Western Slope League.

It was only Tuesday that the Rams suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of Vail Mountain.

“It was big,” Ackerman said. “Especially after Tuesday. It was like, ‘Come on, guys, let’s wake up.’ We went to practice [Wednesday] and worked on the things we were lacking. We came back pretty strong today.”

Basalt dropped to 2-3-1 overall with the loss. The Longhorns are 1-2 in league play.

Basalt is now 0-2-1 in its last three games.

The Longhorns lost to Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Saturday and tied Glenwood 1-all in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday.

On deck for Roaring Fork is a visit from Coal Ridge next Thursday.

RIFLE, Colorado – Visiting Grand Junction Central defeated Rifle 4-0 on Thursday.

“We played good,” said Rifle coach Ryan Mahler, whose squad fell to 0-4-1 on the season. “There were a lot of good things out of the game. They scored all their goals in the first half. We held them in the second.”

Next up for Mahler and the Bears is a Saturday visit from Glenwood Springs.

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Grand Valley’s volleyball team moved to 4-1 in the 3A WSL with a three-game win (25-9, 25-16, 25-22) over visiting Coal Ridge on Thursday.

Karmen Steimel had 10 kills and Caitlin Brady had nine to lead the Cardinals, now 5-3 overall.

Jessica Bell chipped in with five kills and Erin Vanderpool had four. Vanderpool also had five aces.

Brandi Krieg led Grand Valley with 25 assists.

Bell and Krieg also finished with three solo blocks apiece.

Coal Ridge dropped to 2-4 overall and to 2-3 in league.

The Titans host Olathe on Saturday, while the Cardinals welcome Olathe to Parachute tonight.

RIFLE, Colorado – Moffat County topped Rifle in 4A WSL volleyball play on Thursday.

The visiting Bulldogs won by game counts of 25-8, 25-18, 25-23.

Lauren Martin led the Bears with 10 kills. Kalli Leigh had three block-assists.

Rifle travels to Steamboat Springs on Saturday.

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