Titans score nine goals in lopsided affair
Sergio Valentin, Raymundo Bencomo and Miguel Navarro each netted two goals for the Coal Ridge Titans boys soccer team Thursday in a 9-0 win over the Grand Valley Cardinals.
Valentin added an assist in the win, as Carlos Ponce (1G-1A), Luis Galaviz (1G-1A), Julian Huerta (1G-2A) and Josh Fulk (3A) all got on the score sheet for the Titans.
With such a lopsided score, the Titans got there through good ball movement, sharing the ball well in their second straight win, putting them at 6-4-1 (3-1-1) on the season.
“It was a well-played game by us,” Titans head coach Michael Mikalakis said. “We played as a team, which is something we’ve done well over the past few weeks. Our assist numbers were good as well, which showed tonight.”
The Titans will travel to Grand Junction and Aspen next week before wrapping up the season against Roaring Fork.
Demons soccer wins in ugly fashion, 3-2
Self-described as an “ugly win” by Glenwood Springs boys soccer head coach Wayne Smith, the Demons pulled out a 3-2 double overtime win over the Delta Panthers on the road, Thursday.
Miguel “Papas” Peralta picked up the game-winning goal in double overtime off of a corner kick set piece from Will Osier, which found him all alone at the back post, where he was able to put the ball into the net for the Demons.
Peralta also scored the Demons’ second goal of the game at 34:08 of the first half, roughly four minutes after Cameron Horning put Glenwood on the board.
“He [Peralta] is always hunting the ball, always in the right spot,” Smith said. “On the last goal he isn’t the guy who is designated to score there, but he picked up the loose ball and poked it in.”
Defensively, goalkeeper Ryan Nott continues to stand tall in net for the Demons. Against the Panthers, Nott recorded 14 saves, which has become a regularity for him.
“Ryan has a lot of poise back there for us,” Smith said. “He’s a big presence and plays at a high level. Can’t ask for much more from him.”
The Demons will travel to Steamboat Springs, Saturday, to take on the Sailors at 11 a.m.
Titans top Rams in four sets
Behind 13 kills each from Kaitlyn Detlefsen and Nicole Mooney, the Coal Ridge Titans girls volleyball team picked up another big league win, this time over the Roaring Fork Rams, Thursday, 25-22, 25-15, 15-25, 25-19.
With the win, that marks five straight wins for the Titans, who remain undefeated in league play.
“We know we still have work to do,” Titans head coach Aimee Gerber said. “They know they have to work for every point to accomplish our goals.”
Along with Detlefsen and Mooney, Cassie Greene had six kills.
Dana Kotz dished out 35 assists, picked up 12 digs and added three kills.
Emily Wright and Karissa Feese had nine and eight digs respectively.
For the Rams, Lyndsay Hansen led Roaring Fork offensively with nine kills. Grace Brown and Madilyn Kuhl chipped in with five kills, while Kuhl added 12 digs. Brown had 11 digs of her own.
Lily Ramos led the Rams with 28 digs and four aces.
“It was a good game that was full of emotion,” Rams head coach Jennifer Dority said. “We played well and took some chances that paid off.”
Roaring Fork (3-10, 1-2) will host Olathe on Oct. 17, while Coal Ridge (10-5, 4-0) will host Aspen, Oct. 13.
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