VMS tops Rams, 3-1
CARBONDALE – It’s somewhat taboo to talk about wins and losses at the Vail Mountain School, but the reality of it was the Gore Rangers girls’ soccer team had a three-game losing streak, heading into Tuesday’s game at Roaring Fork.After three one-goal losses in a row, VMS got rid of the skid with a 3-1 win over the Rams.
“We made some adjustments today and I think the attack was much more integrated, more balanced,” Bandoni said. “We had a rhythm and a kind of a pace to the game that we are aspiring to. We kind of saw glimpses of it today. We’re leaving feeling pretty good about the balance in our attack.”That resulted in two goals by Molly Etters and one by Lani Bruntz. Karlie Moore logged two assists and Linnie Somes added a helper. Kaitlin Zdechlik got the win in goal for VMS.With the win VMS moved to 2-4 in the 3A Slope.
“We have created a number of chances in the last couple games,,” Bandoni said. “But this game, and we talked about this in training, the quality of chances were much better in this game. And the finishes came.”VMS was scheduled to play at Olathe Saturday, but the Pirates dropped soccer this spring, so the Gore Rangers have an open date and will be using it to go the Colorado Rapids’ season opener in their new soccer-only facility.The Gore Rangers host Aspen Tuesday at Bandoni Alumni Field. Having lost to the Skiers, 2-1, in Pitkin County in March, VMS hopes to get a little payback.
“I think the girls feel a real determination to reach what they feel is a really solid potential,” Bandoni said.Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 748-2934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.