Huskies, Vail Mountain School soccer pick up wins
EDWARDS — Not that anyone would ever be looking at the 4A Slope table, but well, look at it.
Battle Mountain soccer dumped Delta, 5-1, on Saturday and that makes it a three-way tie among teams with 4-1 records atop the standings. By alphabetical order, Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley and Steamboat Springs are all sitting at 12 points. This has all the makings of a month-long donnybrook down the stretch.
The Huskies pulled even with the Devils and the Sailors in efficient fashion. Give the first tally to Creek Kamby on an own goal by Delta. Donnie Leavitt scored the first of two on the day to make it 2-0. But the real story was the assist — goalie Jack Skidmore. (Remember you can’t stop him offensively. You can only hope to contain him.)
Up 2-1 at the half, the Huskies got a penalty kick, and Miles Joersz buried it. Erik Solis to Leavitt and Leavitt to Griffen Moller finished it.
Battle Mountain hosts Summit County today at 6 p.m., and there is no shortage of motivation for the Huskies.
“They beat us twice last year, and I think we outplayed them both times,” Huskies coach David Cope said. “They’re the ones who broke our 27-game winning streak after our state year. They’re the defending champs of the league until someone beats them.”
VMS routs Dawson
Vail Mountain School soccer continued its winning ways, blanking Alexander Dawson, 6-0, at historic Bandoni Alumni Field.
That would be five in a row for the Gore Rangers.
Peter Ferraro to Dylan Cunningham started it. Pablo Aziz fed Ferraro for the second. Liam Hurley from Ferraro was No. 3. For some reason, Ferraro was not involved in the fourth goal. That was J.P. Elmblad from Thomas Singleton.
Eric Zdechlik to Nathan Ruoaud to Elmblad made it 5-0, and Aziz scored on a penalty kick to finish off Dawson.
With 20 minutes left, Dawson’s Brookes DeFrees broke his leg in a clean collision. Both coaches and referees agreed to call it a day.
VMS (5-1) started its 3A Slope slate on Thursday at Rifle. From now on, if it is a league opponent, it’s actually a league game.
“We have to prepare,” VMS coach Pete Petrovski said. “We want to host in the playoffs. We want to win league. This is when it starts. We have to take care of business, starting Thursday.”
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