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Salida goes to 3A finals

Post Independent Writer

The Basalt soccer team’s playoff run came to an abrupt end at the hands of Salida Saturday night in the semifinal round of the Class 3A State Tournament at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada Saturday night.Despite being outshot, Salida made the most of its opportunities. Sophomore forward Tyler Keidel notched the game’s only goal in the 64th minute to give Spartans the 1-0 victory.Keidel angled in toward the near post and beat Longhorn goalie Jamie Wirkler with a nice shot on a tough angle. Basalt (15-2-2) had it’s chances to put the game away, particularly in the first half, racking up 20 shots in the game, but Salida senior Patrick Hurley was up to the task in net.With the victory, Salida (16-2) becomes the first public school to reach the 3A soccer finals since 1992. The Spartans take on top-ranked Faith Christian (18-0) Tuesday for the state title.With the victory, Salida (16-2) becomes the first public school to reach the 3A soccer finals since 1992. The Spartans take on top-ranked Faith Christian (18-0) Tuesday for the state title.


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