U-18’s continue good run
Finishing what may be the last two games of its season with a flash, the Vail Valley Soccer Club U-18 boys team made it two in a row last weekend, beating Aspen 7-0 and Thunder Mountain, 4-1.
Scoring early and often was the theme for the Vail, so much that the veteran defensive corps of keeper Mike Busenhart and defenders Lee Sandoval, Kyle Netzeband, Duncan Robinson and Ryan Phillips was barely tested on the day.
As has been their habit this season, the Vail boys dominated possession of the ball for the entire game. The midfield squad of Sean Reynolds, Matt Hogoboom, Scott Canepa, and Derek Fawcett ran attack after attack down the sidelines and repeatedly found strikers Raul Chavarria, Alex Penwill and Chris Jones open in front of the net.
In the two games, scoring were J.D. Lemon, Chris Jones, Fawcett, Hogoboom and Canepa. Assists were provided by Reynolds, Chavarria and Penwill
Vail’s overall record of 6-1-1 has the team in second place behind Rifle in the standings. The team points are even but Rifle has a game in hand. All games by others in the league having not been reported as of this date. A play-off match is planned in the event of a tie.
Coach David Cope noted that in 17 games this spring between the U-18 and U-16 teams combined for a record of 14-12, while not being given a single red card.
“These boys, drawn from four, local high schools, have truly represented the Vail Valley across Colorado with style and class,” Cope said.
VRD offers sports camps
The Vail Recreation District Sports Department is hosting several youth sports camps throughout the summer.
The first of these camps is the Rocky Mountain Baseball Camp, June 9-13. University of Southern Colorado’s coach, Stan Sanchez, will teach new baseball skills or refine your existing ones. Open to ages 6 and up, this camp is designed for all abilities. A full day is $120 and will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The half day session is $90 and runs from 9 a.m. until noon.
The Howard Head Performance Enhancement Camp is the second youth sports camp held this summer. Kids, ages 8 to 18, will learn from professional athletes from the Howard Head staff. Training will focus on speed, agility, strength, mental performance and sports specific drills. This is a three-hour camp from 9 a.m. until noon and costs $40 per person.
MLS Soccer Camp rounds out the summer for ages 6 and up. From July 21 25, kids of all skill levels will learn various techniques from the professional coaches. Participants will receive a soccer ball, T-shirt and more. A full day of camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., costs $160 with the half day, 9 a.m. unitl noon, costing $125. Children must be 8 years or older to participate in the full day of camp.
For more information, call 479-2280 for enrollment information.
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