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Oysters turn tables on VMS

Jeff Caspersen
Vail, CO Colorado
Jeff Caspersen Post Independent

CARBONDALE – What a difference a few days make.

In a Tuesday boys soccer game at Vail Mountain School, Colorado Rocky Mountain School could muster virtually no offense against the Gore Rangers in a 1-0 loss. On Saturday, the Oysters had no issue finding the net, exploding for a 4-0 win in Carbondale.

“We definitely played a different game here,” CRMS coach Dan Pittz said. “It’s definitely the best game our guys have put together so far this season. It’s really nice to see them all working together, to see them all hustling individually and kind of feeding off each other.”

David Vazquez scored two goals – both in the first 30 minutes – and Alex Wind and Miguel McLennan struck for a goal apiece as the Oysters leveled their overall record at 2-2.

“During the week in practice, we really worked on just playing our positions more instead of working on just getting first touches,” said Wind, a senior. “I think we focused more on playing as a team and not as individuals, and I think we just hustled more.”

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CRMS quickly cashed in on the team play and hustle. Vazquez’s first goal came within five minutes of the opening whistle. The Oysters added two more before halftime and never relented.

“The truth is we didn’t score a goal,” VMS coach Bob Bandoni said. “I think that’s kind of the big issue for us. I thought we had a hard time managing the midfield, and I really think that added to kind of a frenetic pace in the game. They were bigger and stronger than we were and that frenetic pace, I think, played into their advantage.”

On deck for Bandoni’s squad, now 1-3 overall, is a Tuesday trip to Aspen. Elsewhere on Tuesday, CRMS will host crosstown rival Roaring Fork at 4 p.m.

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