Sports Briefs, Oct. 18, 2012
GJ hosts regional CrossFit event
The SouthWest FireBreather National Semi Pro CrossFit Competition will take place Saturday and Sunday at Stocker Stadium.
Competition will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Fifty men and 50 women from a five-state region — Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico — will be competing for a purse of $3,400, with $1,000 apiece going to the male and female champions. The top five men and women will advance to the national championship in Denver in January.
Tickets are $6 per day or $10 for the weekend. Kids 12 and under get in free.
Colorado Mesa falls to Regis
Colorado Mesa University made the match interesting after dropping the first two games, but Regis University prevailed 25-19, 25-13, 16-25, 25-23 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s volleyball Thursday at Regis.
The loss was the third in a row for the Mavericks, who now are 7-4 in the RMAC and tied for second place in the West Division. The match was the first of three in a row on the road against East Division teams. Tonight the Mavericks play at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (9-3 RMAC), and Saturday they are at Metro State (7-4 RMAC).
Christian Otzen, Haleigh Higgins and Rachael Beaty had nine kills apiece for Colorado Mesa, Jordyn Moody had 28 assists, and Megan Rush led the team with 18 digs.
Palisade, Central tie 4-4 in soccer
In a game with a three-goal burst from each team in the second half, Palisade scored the final goal to earn a 4-4 tie with Central in boys soccer Thursday.
Central led 1-0 at the half on a goal by Eduardo Cardenas, but Palisade scored three goals — one by Joe Talbott and two by Marques Combs — in a five-minute span to take a 3-1 lead in the 52nd minute.
The Warriors responded with three goals in 13 minutes, with Christian Lopez, Jacob Sebesta and Marcel Williams doing the honors. Williams’ goal in 67th minute put Central ahead 4-3.
The Bulldogs (7-7-1) got the equalizer, though, in the 77th minute. Marshall Grosse scored with an assist from Conner Carey, who played goalkeeper and made 15 saves before moving into the field midway through the second half.
Palisade led two games to one, but Summit rallied to beat the Bulldogs 17-25, 29-27, 25-19, 18-25, 15-5.
The loss dropped Palisade (12-6, 8-2 WSL) into a first-place tie with Glenwood Springs in the league.
Morgan Thieszen led the Bulldogs with 21 kills, Shannon Rhodes contributed 40 assists, and Courtney Clark paced the team with 23 digs.