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Because it’s a theme, Gore Rangers soccer beat Skiers

ASPEN — Hey, it was Beat Aspen Day on Thursday for the Vail Mountain School.

Just keeping up with the lacrosse team, Gore Rangers soccer ran its record to 3-0 with a 2-0 victory down in snowy Pitkin County.

"It was classic spring winter in the Rockies," VMS coach Bob Bandoni joked.

What was no joke is that Aspen gave VMS a bit of run which is important for the Gore Rangers as the season progresses.

"I don't think our possession is where it should be," Bandoni said. "The only way we can get there is to be under pressure, particularly in the midfield. They were able to make us play faster and we got caught a few times, when we were playing slowly. It pushed us at a time in the season that I think is appropriate."

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Sophomore Maddy Cooper's been on a bit of scoring binge recently. After a hat trick in Tuesday's win against Vail Christian, she scored the first on Thursday against the Skiers. In the second half, Marley Chappel jumped on a rebound from a Tess Johnson shot.

Next up for VMS is a trip to Gypsum to take on Eagle Valley. More particularly, it's the first time Bandoni will coach against Maggie Sherman, who played for him when she was a student-athlete at VMS.

"There's a real sense of gratitude there to see your former student and player step up into the profession," Bandoni said.

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