Huskies, Gore Rangers keep course in soccer league races
FARMER’S KORNER — Battle Mountain soccer did its part.
The Huskies blanked Summit County, 5-0, on Tuesday night in Farmer’s Korner, while the main event was Eagle Valley beating Steamboat Springs, 4-2, down in Gypsum.
The Huskies are 8-1 in the Slope with the Devils and Sailors at 8-2.
Battle Mountain got two each from Creek Kamby and Cody Bahan and another from David Barajas, while goalie Jack Skidmore made a save late to preserve the shutout. Up 4-0 at the half, the Huskies rested most of their starters in the final 40 minutes.
Huskies coach David Cope was following his Twitter feed and told his crew the score from Gypsum after Tuesday’s game.
And so, it’s Battle Mountain-Eagle Valley, Round 2, tonight at 6 in Edwards.
As no one on either side of the divide needs to be reminded, the Devils have beaten the Huskies twice in a row.
“I think it’s one of those games where we’re not going to need a pep talk,” Cope joked. “We’re not intimidated. We’re highly motivated. We know we have to play really well. Nothing less than our best will do.”
VMS topples Moffat
CRAIG — A painting of Vail Mountain School soccer’s 4-2 win at Moffat County will not be hung at the Louvre.
It was not pretty. It didn’t have to be. That’s three more 3A Slope points. That is all that is necessary.
“The bottom line is that we’re sitting in the van for three hours and then we get out and play on a field that is really rough to play on,” VMS coach Pete Petrovski said. “Moffat has (Ulises Silva) who’s leading the league in goals and we did a pretty good job on him.”
Silva, who has 20 goals in 12 games, only scored once, and that was after the Gore Rangers had a 4-0 halftime lead.
Liam Hurley, Peter Ferraro and Kevin Garcia all scored, but the highlight reel was VMS’ second goal. The Gore Rangers brought it down the left side and brought it back to Max Bervy. He launched a diagonal back to the left to Eric Zdechlik. Zdechlik’s header was stopped, but Pablo Aziz pounced on the rebound and crushed it into the top corner.
VMS (12-1 overall and 6-0 in the Slope) heads to the Colorado Rocky Mountain School today before the showdown against Basalt on Tuesday at the pantheon of soccer that is Bandoni Alumni Field.
Delta tops Devils spikers
DELTA — The 4A Western Slope standings continue to gyrate as Eagle Valley volleyball fell at Delta on Tuesday night, 24-26, 25-19, 25-20, 25-23.
That leaves Steamboat Springs (7-1) as the only team in the circuit with one loss. By the way, the Devils have the honor on that front. Delta is 7-2 with Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain both at 6-2. The Huskies beat Rifle in the perfunctory three games on Tuesday night.
Eagle Valley (10-6 overall) hosts Aspen tonight, while the Huskies have Delta coming to town on Friday.
Saints football wins
EDWARDS — Justice will not be able to field a team for Saturday’s Central League game against Vail Christian.
As such, the Vail Christian receives the forfeit and moves to 6-0. The Saints play next at Pikes Peak Christian on Wednesday.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org and @cfreud.