Vail Mountain School blanks CRMS Oysters
EAST VAIL — These aren’t the games that will be seen on ESPN Classic.
In fact, Vail Mountain School soccer’s 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Saturday at lore-filled Bandoni Alumni Field was pretty much no contest.
But this one and a 6-0 thumping of Rifle on Thursday are what a team with playoff and league-title aspirations need to do.
VMS is 2-0 in the 3A Slope, having not dropped points nor surrendering a goal, the later being one of the league’s tiebreakers.
Against the visiting Oysters, Andres Milmo, Liam Hurley and Charlie Aziz scored their first varsity goals. Clay Kirwood scored twice, while Dylan Cunningham and Peter Ferraro also scored.
Those in Oliver Compton’s match class understand that this adds up to only seven. VMS got an own goal from CRMS on a Flinn Lazier corner kick, too.
“You never stop working,” VMS coach Pete Petrovski said. “With our recent results, we’ve been able to rest our starters and some guys who have bumps and bruises.”
That’s nice. It’s even better when players come off the bench and there’s no drop off, as was the case Saturday. Petrovski raved about the play of his bench.
The coach also gave postgame props to sophomore Robby Gruber who got his first varsity start at stopper and passed his first test with flying colors. Cunningham was the Man of the Match for his play at midfield.
The Gore Rangers have a busy week ahead, heading to Grand Valley on Tuesday, hosting Basalt on Thursday and then heading to Coal Ridge on Saturday. Tuesday’s and Saturday’s games are 3A Slope games.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, email@example.com and @cfreud.