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Tuesday’s soccer wrap

FARMER’S KORNER — And the plot thickens.

Summit County threw the 4A Slope soccer race into further disarray, topping the Huskies, 2-1, on Tuesday night up on Farmer’s Korner.

The Tigers’ Thomas DeBonville had both goals for the Tigers. Battle Mountain’s Logan Ruark buried a free kick during the second half for the equalizer at the time.

After Summit went ahead 2-1 during the final five minutes, the Huskies hit a post and Donnie Leavitt had a great scoring opportunity.

During the late surge, even goalie Jack Skidmore came forward for a set piece. Speaking of Skidmore, he helped keep Battle Mountain in the game during the first half with six saves during the first 40 minutes.

Next up for Battle Mountain (4-3 overall and 3-2 in the Slope) is archrival Steamboat Springs. Kickoff is today at 6 p.m. in Edwards.

“I think it’s going to be a crazy race,” Huskies coach David Cope said. “(Summit) tied Steamboat, and that’s who we have next. The beauty of the league is that we play teams twice. Last year, we lost to Summit at home and beat them at their place. If we play like we did in the second half, we can beat a lot of teams.”

CARBONDALE

Rams beat VMS

Roaring Fork’s Christian Alvarado scored twice in Roaring Fork’s 4-2 win over the Vail Mountain School in Carbondale.

A reminder — this was not a 3A Slope game. The league slate begins today when the Gore Rangers host Rifle on the hallowed grounds of Bandoni Alumni Field.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, cfreud@vaildaily.com and @cfreud.


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