VMS blanks Rams, 4-0 | VailDaily.com

VMS blanks Rams, 4-0

Chris FreudVail CO, Colorado
VMGS Molly Etters PU 3-22-07

EAST VAIL – Four goals are definitely nice for the Vail Mountain School girls’ soccer team. Whence they came is even nicer.Molly Etters, Harper Kaufman (both attacking midfielders), Kenzie Grant (outside striker) and Mallory Kaufman (outside fullback) all scored as VMS rolled to a 4-0 win over Roaring Fork in its home opener Tuesday at Bandoni Alumni Field.

“There was nice balance there,” VMS coach Bob Bandoni said. “It’s clear today that the girls have a fairly good sense of what we’re supposed to be doing tactically. They move the ball pretty well. The play the ball quickly, which is a change from last year. We try to play as much one-touch as we can. We’re happy about that.”While it’s somewhat taboo to talk about results in Bandoni’s presence, it seems that Gore Rangers are picking up elements of the Dutch system as evidenced by a tight 2-1 loss at Aspen earlier this week and Thursday’s rout.But VMS (1-1) still has a lot upon which to improve, as the Gore Rangers venture west Saturday to Coal Ridge for an 11 a.m. start.

“We have quite a way to go as far as our fitness and our athleticism and that’s tough in our Reader’s Digest season,” said Bandoni, who has probably never picked up a copy of Reader’s Digest in his life. “We have to continue to focus in that area. I also think we missed a lot of opportunities in our final third of the field.”In other VMS-related sports activity, Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka threw 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a Grapefruit League game Wednesday, delighting the Bandon to no end.

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

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