Soccer: Basalt kicks past Rams
The Roaring Fork Rams scared the rival Basalt Longhorns – at least temporarily.
The Roaring Fork girls soccer team scored first Tuesday evening, on Erin Young’s’ goal.
But Basalt came back strong in the second half to score a 6-1 win over Roaring Fork in 3A Western Slope League soccer.
Basalt picked up three goals from Mariah Mulcahy and single goals from Shannon Hutton, Sam Hoffman and Ashley Eaton.
The state-ranked Longhorns improved to 1-0-0 in league play and 3-1-0 overall with the Tuesday evening win in Carbondale.
Roaring Fork moved to 1-1-0 in league play, including last weekend’s win over Olathe. The Rams are 1-3-0 overall.
Roaring Fork will play at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale on Saturday afternoon (4 p.m.).
In other prep soccer action on Tuesday evening, Rifle traveled to Palisade where the homestanding Bulldogs prevailed 4-1.
Palisade scored three first-half goals and added a fourth in the second half.
Rifle’s lone goal came when the Bears trailed 4-0.
For Palisade, Stephanie Reiners scored two goals and Kendra Nash scored two goals.
Jessica Sargent added two assists for the Bulldogs. Melissa Thate added another assist for the Bulldogs, who lost 5-2 at Glenwood Springs last week.
Rifle, coming off a big 1-1 tie against league favorite Steamboat Springs last weekend, moved to 1-2-1 overall. The Bears are 0-1-1 in league play with a tie and a loss.
The Bears will return to action on Thursday when they host Battle Mountain (3 p.m. varsity). Then on Saturday, Rifle will host Moffat County with the varsity set for 11 a.m.
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