Sailors sink Bears
RIFLE – While much of the area was being covered with a spring snowstorm on Thursday, Rifle found itself under a nice little patch of blue sky. It was great for playing soccer, but the Bears probably would have preferred a different outcome.
Perennial Class 4A Western Slope League power Steamboat Springs scored four first-half goals and rolled to a 6-1 victory in girls soccer at Rifle High School.
Steamboat led 4-0 after the first half before Rifle’s Jessica Zimmerman got Rifle on the board at the 1-minute, 50-second mark of the second half, but it was as close as Rifle (2-1, 3-3 overall) would get.
Eagle Valley 4, Roaring Fork 0
GYPSUM – The Roaring Fork Rams girls soccer team couldn’t recover from a slow start, falling 4-0 in a Class 3A Western Slope League contest against Eagle Valley.
“The team came out real flat and not ready to play,” Roaring Fork head coach Gail Rippe said. “We came back a lot stronger in the second.”
Eagle Valley notched a trio of first-half goals on the wet field, and the score could have been worse had it not been for solid play and leadership from Erin Young, according to Rippe.
“She kept us in the game in the first half,” Rippe said of the sweeper.
Roaring Fork drops to 2-1 in the WSL (2-3 overall) and hosts Olathe in a league game Tuesday.
G.J. Central 3, Basalt 1
BASALT – Class 3A Basalt fell 3-1 to Class 5A Grand Junction Central High School in an abbreviated nonleague girls soccer contest here Thursday afternoon.
All four goals were scored in the first half before the conditions got too sloppy for play. The game was called due to dangerous conditions with 15 minutes remaining in the game.
Ashley Eaton scored the lone goal for the Longhorns.
Basalt hosts Eagle Valley Saturday at 11 a.m.
CRMS 2, Vail Mountain 1
CARBONDALE – The Colorado Rocky Mountain School girls soccer team evened its record with a 2-1 victory over Vail Mountain School here Thursday in 3A WSL action.
The contest was called with roughly 8 minutes remaining due to dangerous conditions.
CRMS, which fell to Eagle Valley 7-0 on Tuesday, improves to 1-1 on the season and travels to Olathe for another league game Saturday.
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