Vail Mountain School soccer wins opener |

Vail Mountain School soccer wins opener

PARACHUTE — Well, that’s a good way to open the season.

The Vail Mountain School girls soccer team started 2016 on a winning note, dispatching Grand Valley, 6-0, on Tuesday afternoon in Parachute.

The Class 2A defending state champions are 1-0, and with a league win to boot.

As with last season, Vail Mountain School will add players as it goes with its athletes returning from winter sports. That said, three points are nice, and the Gore Rangers need to take care of league opponents while the process continues.

“It was encouraging to see this young team present themselves in such a mature manner,” Vail Mountain School soccer coach Bob Bandoni said. “We have a lot to learn, but it’s encouraging nonetheless.”

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Maddy Cooper had the hat trick for Vail Mountain School, while Sammy Gish, Sydney Sappenfield and Anwyn Urquhart found the back of the net as well.

Vail Mountain has its home opener on Tuesday against Moffat County.

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

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