VMS soccer opens 3A Slope play with a bang | VailDaily.com

VMS soccer opens 3A Slope play with a bang

EAST VAIL — And that would be three points.

Vail Mountain School soccer dusted Rifle, 6-0, to open 3A Slope play on Thursday afternoon at celebrated Bandoni Alumni field.

“We talked about it. This is where the playoff push starts,” VMS coach Pete Petrovski said. “We’re going to do everything we can do to win league. That’s obviously a tough challenge with Coal Ridge. But we’re going to do everything we can to guarantee ourselves a spot in the playoffs.”

Coal Ridge can wait — the two teams don’t meet until Sept. 27 at The Bob. More important is to take care of the teams as a playoff contender should. Dropping four goals on the Bears during the first half on Thursday would do the trick.


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Clay Kirwood and Dylan Cunningham played a little give-and-go with Kirwood starting his march to a hat trick.

Trevor Sheldon joined the parade from the right side on a pass to Kirwood. Using both sides of the pitch, goal No. 3 came from the left — Watts Austen to Kirwood.

J. P. Emblad from Cunningham ended the half.

Andres Milmo to Flinn Lazier made it 5-0 and Kirwood closed down the show.

That was just what the doctor ordered after a rough nonconference road loss at Roaring Fork.

“We worked on a lot of stuff after Tuesday, and it was nice to see implemented in our style of play,” Petrovski said. “Today, we came out strong. The starters played well and we got in the young guys, and they played well, too.”

VMS continues league play with CRMS today at 11 a.m. in East Vail.

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

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