Weekend sports roundup
GYPSUM, Colorado ” Glenwood Springs dropped its last volleyball match of the season in four games to Eagle Valley (27-25, 9-25, 18-25, 15-25) on Saturday afternoon.
The Demons came out strong in the first game, playing some of their best volleyball all season, but Eagle Valley demonstrated in the final three games why it is the 4A Western Slope League champion.
“They are a great team,” Glenwood Springs coach Sean Lively said. “The thing about them is they are extremely consistent. We wanted to come out and play hard. We did that the first game. Then we kind of let up the second game.”
Glenwood Springs finished the regular season 4-15 overall and 3-11 in WSL play.
ASPEN, Colorado ” Roaring Fork went into Aspen’s gym Friday and swept the volleyball Skiers in three games (25-16, 25-23, 25-18).
“We played really strong,” Roaring Fork head coach Carrie Shultz said afterward. “It was a good game to lead us into districts.”
The Rams had 31 kills, seven blocks and 13 aces through the three games.
Next up for the Rams (10-9 overall, 9-7 in the 3A WSL) is Friday’s 2A District 6 tournament at Coal Ridge.
EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado ” It was senior day for Battle Mountain volleyball Saturday as the Huskies dispatched Rifle, 25-14, 25-11, 25-19, while having a little fun with their lineup.
Kelsey Plath moved from libero to the front row and fit right in with Anna Padget-Shields and Hannah Ellison.
The loss ended a season for Rifle (7-12 overall, 2-12 4A WSL) in which the program took a step in the right direction after earning its first league wins in five years.
“We laid the foundation for the last four years,” Rifle coach Geneva Farr said. “I’m graduating only two seniors this year. We’re a young team, and the future of Rifle volleyball is bright.”
PARACHUTE, Colorado ” Grand Valley put the finishing touches on its 2008 volleyball season, Saturday with a four-game win over Cedaredge (25-18, 18-25, 25-22, 25-15).
The Cardinals (5-14 overall, 4-12 in the 3A WSL) went out on a high note after suffering a disheartening five-game loss to Coal Ridge, Friday, when they went up two games to none on the league-champion Titans.
Sam James led the Cardinals with 11 kills and 15 digs. Caitlin Brady and Erin Vanderpool added eight and six kills, respectively.
CARBONDALE, Colorado ” Roaring Fork scored a 5-2 boys soccer win over Moffat County on Friday as both teams wrapped up their respective regular seasons.
The Rams improved to 5-4-3 in the 3A WSL (Region 7) and 6-5-3 overall and will travel to face Denver Christian in the first round of the state playoffs on Wednesday.
SPRING VALLEY, Colorado ” Colorado Mountain College’s men’s soccer team defeated Mesa State College’s club team 2-0 on Saturday.
The match was delayed because two of the three scheduled referees were no-shows, forcing the Eagles to find some replacements before the game could get underway.
Nick Grey scored his first goal of the season for the Eagles and Brian Fernholz added another as CMC finished its season strong.
“It was good to see them finish the season on a high note like that,” CMC assistant coach John Inglehart said.
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