Vail Christian rallies past Rams
EDWARDS – Vail Christian girls soccer needs a nickname.
Yes, there’s the Saints, the moniker for all Vail Christian squads.
“I really feel like we’re the comeback kids,” Saints soccer coach Barbara Wilson said after her team rallied from a 1-0 deficit for a 3-1 win against Roaring Fork Thursday at Freedom Park in Edwards. “With the school coming back and the last two games we’ve come back to win, it’s big.”
Well, we have Comeback Kids. This is certainly apropos as this was the second time the Saints had rallied on their home pitch for a win. And like their comeback win against Grand Valley, the Saints had also lost on the road to Thursday’s opponent by a count of 3-0.
Then there’s the Dynamic Dozen. The Saints got their third win of the season with just 12 players on the varsity roster.
Whatever you call the team, the squad has some good vibes going lately.
“After the game, I just had the song in my head, ‘The Boys are Back in Town,” Wilson joked.
The sentiment works, Coach, but how about “Girls just Want to Have Fun?” We’re taking suggestions.
OK, back to the actual game. After the Rams took a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute, Vail Christian’s Emily Irwin scored on a heads-up play. With Roaring Fork’s goalie out of position, Irwin cracked a low liner into the next for the equalizer.
In the second half, It was McKenzie O’Brien Time. The sophomore scored twice as the Saints completed another comeback.
“It’s a huge confidence booster,” Wilson said. “For them to see that if they keep working on it, it eventually will go into the net.”
Vail Christian (3-6-1 in the 3A Slope and 3-7-1 overall) hosts the Vail Mountain School Monday in Edwards.
Summit 17, Eagle Valley 1
FARMER’S KORNER – The Summit girls’ lacrosse team capped off a long week with a 17-1 win over Eagle Valley in Farmer’s Korner Thursday.
Jaclin Limone scored four times in the first half, and Bri Barto added five goals, as the Tigers cruised to the victory.
Eagle Valley is at Aspen Tuesday.
Summit Daily Sports Editor Bryce Evans contributed to this report.
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