Bring on Basalt: VMS soccer victorious again
CARBONDALE — Vail Mountain School soccer is ready to take the stage when it comes to big end-of-season matches.
The Gore Rangers knocked off the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, 6-1, on Thursday to set up a winner-take-all game on Tuesday against Basalt at The Bob at 4 p.m.
Vail Mountain is 13-1 overall and 7-0 in the 3A Slope, while the Longhorns are 8-5-1 and 6-0-1.
Yes, VMS defeated the Longhorns in nonconference play early in the season, but that was a long time ago in galaxy far, far away. Basalt is 8-1-1 since that game, with its only a loss to 4A Eagle Valley and a draw against Coal Ridge.
“I expect Basalt to be the quality of Coal Ridge or Colorado Academy,” VMS coach Pete Petrovski said.
Theoretically, the Gore Rangers could play for the draw because that would clinch the league title. Petrovski has vetoed that.
“We’re going to go out to try to win,” he said. “We need to keep doing what we’re doing.”
And what the Gore Rangers have been doing seems to be working. Stop us if you heard this before, but Peter Ferraro scored to start it against CRMS. Kevin Garcia had the assist on that one and scored his own on a penalty kick.
Liam Hurley added the next two in the second half. Dylan Cunningham added two more, and the Gore Rangers made it 4-for-4 on trips down Highway 82.
In addition to being a rather big game, Tuesday is also Senior Day for the Gore Rangers.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org and @cfreud.