VMS soccer tops Vail Christian
EDWARDS — Vail Mountain School soccer earned a season sweep of its local rivals, knocking off Vail Christian, 3-1, on Thursday at Freedom Park in Edwards.
Tess Johnson scored all three goals and this time, we really mean it. Johnson allegedly had two goals against Coal Ridge, but one of those should have been credited to Anwyn Urquhart on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, it’s definite progress for Vail Christian (5-6). The Saints got another goal off a set piece — Susan Vanderveer to Shelby Sticksel with the header.
Both teams have big games today. The Saints travel to Aspen, while VMS (11-1) hosts the Dawson School at Trump Alumni Field in East Vail.
Gore Rangers top Eagle Valley
Vail Mountain boys lacrosse dispatched Eagle Valley, 14-5, on Thursday at John Ramunno Field.
And that sets up a big rematch in crossover play on Saturday. VMS fans will remember that the Gore Rangers had to go down to Durango to play their crossover game against the South Division. The Demons won, 11-7, and made the playoffs, while VMS was left without a ticket to the dance.
Saturday, the Demons get to make trip up to East Vail in what VMS coach Matt Felser thinks is a play-in game to the playoffs.
“We would like to think Saturday is our play-in game. We control our fate. If we win we can finish fourth since (5A) Fruita gets bumped (out of the league by CHSAA).
VMS-Durango is tentatively set for 12:30 p.m.
We’d like to think the Mountain Conference would send four to the playoffs.”
Luke Verratti, Dylan Hardenbergh, Kyle Negomir, Griffin O’Connell, Tyler Hancock, Max Timm and Marc Phillippon all found the net for VMS.
For Eagle Valley, it was Senior Night and they saluted Hayden Glitchell, Jared Salaz, Chris Sturt-Dilley, Ben Zuckerman, Marc Williams, Oscar Rubio, Juan Toscano and Jesse Relafors.
Steamboat too much for Devils
Steamboat Springs soccer completed a perfect 12-0 run through the 4A Western Slope with a 5-0 victory over Eagle Valley on Thursday night.
That was a tough way for the season to end for the young Devils, who made great strides during the season with a 5-8-2 mark.
“It’s been an incredible season for this team,” first-year coach Maggie Sherman said. “I am so proud to be their coach and look forward to continuing with this group next year.”
If misery loves company, then it really wasn’t a good day for both local 4A soccer squads. Battle Mountain also lost by a 5-0 count at Palisade.