It’s a good day in soccer: Devils, Gore Rangers, Huskies win
FARMER’S KORNER — If you have a soccer team, then you won on Tuesday.
Eagle Valley took care of business over the pass with a 4-0 blanking of Summit County on Tuesday.
Aaron Ledezma started it with a corner kick. No one was on the other end. He just put the magic spin on it.
Ledezma also had two assists, one to Juan Garduno and the other to Paco Serna and the Devils led 3-0 at the break. Ledezma scored his second goal in the second half.
This was Eagle Valley’s first win at Summit County in four years.
“(Summit) played with a lot of pride,” Devils coach Bratzo Horruitiner said. “They were extra physical, but our boys kept their composure.”
Eagle Valley (9-2 overall and 6-2 in the 4A Slope) is off until Saturday when it hosts Delta.
EAST VAIL — Vail Mountain School soccer kept it rolling on Tuesday, pounding Grand Valley, 8-0, at bucolic Bandoni Alumni Field.
Jack Keane scored twice, and Nathan Rouaud found the net. Those were the first varsity goals for that duo which usually plays defense.
Kevin Garcia, Pablo, Aziz, Liam Hurley, Peer Carnes, Peter Ferraro and Flinn Lazier scored in the laugher.
“We held them to a different standard,” VMS coach Pete Petrovski said. “Today, we wanted to impose our will from the start and we did that fairly effectively.”
VMS moved to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the 3A slope. Up next is a home game on Thursday at 4 p.m. against Colorado Academy. Given that VMS’ lone blemish on the season came in the season opener on the Front Range to Jefferson Academy, the Gore Rangers would doubtless like to have a good showing against C.A.
EDWARDS — Battle Mountain soccer made it a quick evening with a 10-0 pasting of Palisade on Tuesday night in Edwards.
Creek Kamby and Donnie Leavitt had hat tricks. Senior Zach Williams got his first varsity goal, while Uriel Lopez and Miles Joersz also scored.
Battle Mountain (7-2 overall and 6-1 in the 4A Slope) now officially hits the meat of its schedules with big games down the stretch. It starts with the three most dreaded words in Huskies’ soccer — at Glenwood Springs.
That’s on Tuesday at Stubler Memorial Field.
“I said to the boys that Glenwood Springs isn’t going to win the league title, but they probably will stop someone from winning it,” Cope said. “Glenwood isn’t likely going to the playoffs, but will stop someone from going.”
The Huskies hope they aren’t that hypothetical team.
Saints sweep Soroco
OAK CREEK — For some reason, the Vail Christian volleyball team didn’t play soccer on Tuesday.
But the Saints made quick work of Soroco, sweeping the Rams, 25-8, 25-14, 25-19.
For those who have played, “Vail Christian Sports: The Home Game,” any win in Oak Creek is a good one.
The Saints are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the Gore League and host West Grand on Friday night.
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