Prep notebook: Devils and Huskies soccer teams lose league battles

Battle Mountain volleyball picked up a 3-0 win over Glenwood Springs and Vail Christian defeated De Beque

Jakob Methvin scored a goal but Battle Mountain fell to Glenwood Springs 2-1 on Tuesday, the Huskies first loss of the season.
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Soccer notes: Huskies and Devils drop Tuesday games

The Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley boys soccer teams suffered league losses Tuesday. The Devils fell 7-0 to Steamboat Springs to move to 2-2 on the year, while the Huskies lost 2-1 to Glenwood Springs. Jakob Methvin scored the lone Husky goal in the loss.

The Huskies will welcome the Sailors — who sit atop the 4A Western Slope standings at 4-0-1 overall and 3-0 in league play — to Edwards on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Eagle Valley is at Glenwood Springs on Thursday and hosts Frontier Academy this Saturday.

TeamLeague recordOverall recordGFGA
Steamboat Springs3-04-0-1151
Glenwood Springs2-14-1118
Battle Mountain2-15-1174
Eagle Valley1-22-2411
4A Western Slope boys soccer standings (

Volleyball notes: Battle Mountain and Vail Christian claim victories

After Battle Mountain claimed a 25-23, 25-12, 25-16 win over Glenwood Springs on Tuesday, head coach Shelby Crummer stated her team played “as relaxed as they played aggressive.”

“Although that seems paradoxical, it works for us and we have more fun when operating out of that space,” she said after the Huskies won their league-play opener and improved to 2-1 overall.

“Tuesday we had a great show of what our team can do when we practice what we preach and implement what we’ve learned,” Crummer continued.

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“The girls did a great job flexing different aspects of their skills using more than one move. We found their weaknesses and went with it, encouraging them not to make it more complicated than that.” 

Battle Mountain travels to Steamboat Springs (5-1) on Thursday.

Vail Christian opened their league schedule with a win as well. The Saints defeated De Beque 3-0 on Wednesday, improving to 2-2 overall. They’ll look to keep the momentum rolling against Caprock Academy in Edwards on Friday.

Vail Mountain School and Eagle Valley both suffered defeats on Tuesday. The Gore Rangers were swept by De Beque and Eagle Valley (5-2) went down to the wire with Palisade (6-1) before falling 25-12, 25-23, 24-26, 25-21, 15-10.

Alumni in Action: Almonte and Moritz making waves

  • Former Battle Mountain runner Milaina Almonte was the fourth runner for her UC-Santa Clara squad and finished 36th overall in her collegiate cross-country debut at the University of San Francisco Invite on Sept. 1. Almonte completed the 6-kilometer course in 22 minutes, 20.8 seconds. Former Cherry Creek star Riley Stewart of Stanford (20:33.3) topped the 135-athlete field. Boise State University took the men’s team title, but Eagle Valley alumnus Jake Drever did not compete for the Broncos.
  • Former Vail Mountain soccer and ski star Liv Moritz is having a significant impact in her freshman season at the University of Denver. On Sunday, she helped the Pioneers (2-0-4) defeat North Carolina State 4-2. Moritz had two assists for the second time in three matches, extending her team-leading points count to eight on the season.

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