Prep notebook: Battle Mountain soccer beats Montrose 4-1
Vail Mountain falls to Lotus School for Excellence 2-1
Battle Mountain boys soccer defeated Montrose 4-1 on Friday to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Huskies received two goals from Leo Martinez and a goal apiece from Jakob Methvin and Charlie Strauch. Grey Glowacki had two assists and Daniel Becerra added an assist as well.
Battle Mountain will host Glenwood Springs on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Vail Mountain School fell to Lotus School for Excellence 2-1 on Friday in Vail in a rematch of last year’s 2A state title game. The Gore Rangers (1-2) will try to get back into the win column next Friday against Fruita Monument.
Football notes: Eagle Valley falls to 0-2
Delta defeated Eagle Valley in boys football on Friday by a score of 49-6. The Devils (0-2) will look for their first win of the season when Evergreen comes to town next Friday at 7 p.m.
Volleyball notes: Saints swept by Plateau Valley
Mental errors and miscommunication hampered Vail Christian Thursday against Plateau Valley as the Cowboys defeated the Saints 25-18, 25-22, 25-18 to improve to 3-1. The Saints dropped to 1-2.
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“Before the game we really talked about being mentally strong and engaged — understanding the game plan, being disciplined and just being sharp with the techniques we’ve been practicing,” head coach Britney Branson said.
“I felt like leading up to the game, we were an overall better team, so I felt pretty confident as long as we could be really sharp in our mental game, and unfortunately, that was our weak point.”
Freshman Mary McClarrinon led the Saints with eight kills, three aces and a .278 hitting percentage.
“She served really well,” Branson said. “We’ve been working on her timing and eliminating some foot-faults and I don’t think she missed a serve or foot-faulted so that was huge.”
The league calendar ramps up in the coming weeks. The Saints have 2-3 games per week, starting with De Beque on Wednesday and Caprock Academy on Friday. Branson is hoping to balance position-specific with full-team practice as the conference grind gets underway.
“When we lose, it’s a learning opportunity,” Branson said. “So, I’m excited to get to practice next week and continue to get better.”