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Weekend preps roundup: Glenwood soccer closes season with two wins

The Glenwood Springs High School boys soccer team closed out the season with a pair of wins over 3A/4A Western Slope League rivals Basalt and Roaring Fork.

On Saturday, it was the Demons over the Longhorns 2-0 at Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood. Goals came from junior Erick Cordero and senior Juan Chacon.

The Demons also put a crimp in league champion Roaring Fork’s state ranking headed into the postseason, scoring a 3-0 win Thursday over the Rams in Carbondale. The nonleague loss was also Roaring Fork’s homecoming game, coming on the heels of a key 1-0 win over Vail Mountain for the Rams to open the week.

Glenwood senior Reid Swanson had two of the Demons’ goals, and junior Erick Cordero scored the other goal.

The Demons closed out the season at 8-6-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the league to finish fifth behind Roaring Fork, Coal Ridge, Aspen and Palisade.

Roaring Fork finished at 12-3 overall and 7-1 atop the league, but the Glenwood loss proved costly as the Rams dropped to the No. 11 spot in the Colorado High School Activities Association power rankings. Coal Ridge (13-2, 7-1), though finishing second in the league behind Roaring Fork, holds the No.7 ranking.

Brackets for the 3A/4A state tournaments are to be announced Monday, and first-round games are slated for Wednesday.

In other weekend soccer action, it was Ridgway 4-1 and Aspen 3-0 over Colorado Rocky Mountain School of Carbondale. Oysters finished 2-9 overall and 2-6 in the 2A Intermountain League.

Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork score volleyball wins

The Coal Ridge Lady Titans earned wins over Gunnison on Saturday 3-0 and topped Cedaredge on Thursday 3-1, improving to 8-9 overall and 6-4 in the 3A Western Slope League.

The Gunnison win came by set scores of 25-20, 25-5 and 25-16. Junior Ashlyn Guccini had seven kills for the Titans, while senior Peyton Garrison scored six kills and senior Brenna Hinkley had five. Junior Emma Morgan had five aces.

Defensively, senior Lydia Dye recorded four blocks, and junior Justice Segovia had 21 digs. Morgan also picked up 17 digs for the Titans.

The senior night win over Cedaredge Thursday came by scores 21-25, 25-19, 26-24, 25-23.

Senior Brenna Hinkley and 24 digs and seven kills; Garrison had 14 kills, 27 digs and four aces; Morgan had 29 assists, 14 digs and three aces; Dye had four kills and five blocks; and Segovia had 22 digs.

The Roaring Fork Rams earned a big homecoming week win Thursday night over 3A league rival Grand Valley 3-0 to notch another one in the win column and improve to 4-18 on the season and 3-7 in league.

Coal Ridge hosts Roaring Fork at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Grand Valley (3-15, 1-8) lost at Cedaredge, 3-0, on Saturday. The Cardinals host Aspen on Thursday.

Palisade downs Glenwood to win 4A league

The Palisade High School volleyball team hosted Glenwood Springs Thursday night and came away with a four-set victory. With the 25-19, 20-25, 25-16, 25-20 win, Palisade claimed the 4A Western Slope League title.

Individual stats for Glenwood (9-10, 5-5 league) were not posted to MaxPreps. The Lady Demons finish out the season on the road for a weekend slate of tournament games against Delta, Palisade and Pagosa Springs.

Senior Reporter/Managing Editor John Stroud can be reached at 970-384-9160 or jstroud@postindependent.com.

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