VMS soccer wins and now waits
PARACHUTE — And now all those affiliated with Vail Mountain School soccer will cross their collective fingers.
VMS took care of business on Thursday, thumping Grand Valley, 6-1, on the road to finish the regular season at 12-3.
Kevin Garcia scored twice, while Pablo Aziz, Liam Hurley, Peter Ferraro and Nathan Rouaud also scored. Speaking of all things Rouaud, Colin was down with the flu, so
Theo Marston and Max Timm combined for the shutout. There will probably not be a goalie controversy for the playoffs, even though Timm now leads the Gore Rangers with 0.00 goals-against average.
“We went out and pinged the ball around,” VMS coach Pete Petrovsky said. “We’ve been struggling with teams packing it in and we worked on that game plan. They boys did a good job on that.”
The $64,000 question is what seed the Gore Rangers will draw for the playoffs, according to rating-percentage index, aka RPI. After VMS won on Thursday, it was still holding on to No. 3. The top-eight teams host the first two round of the playoffs the weekend after next. The top-four squads host through the quarterfinals. The Gore Rangers would like option No. 2. All soccer games must be concluded throughout the state by Saturday. The seeds come out on Sunday.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, email@example.com and @cfreud.