Briefs: Local Sports Roundup October 04, 2008
Mesa men lose heartbreaker in OT at Metro
Mesa State Men Soccer
• The Mesa State men’s soccer team lost to Metro State 1-0 in overtime Friday when Ola Sandquist scored his seventh goal of the season three minutes into the extra period. Metro State outshot the Mavericks 26-8 in the game, including 11-3 in the first half. Mesa goalkeeper Josh Tinaglia had 13 saves. Heading into the game, Mesa State was ranked 24th and Metro State was ranked 18th.
• After going into halftime tied at 0-0, Mesa State (8-3-0) defeated New Mexico Highlands 2-0 in Las Vegas, N.M.. Dani Ramirez scored the first goal of the game for the Mavericks less than one minute into the second half. Ten minutes later, Rachelle Ormond added a goal on a header as the Mavericks outshot Highlands 17-8 in the game. Goalkeeper Kaitlin Bennett played 90 minutes and stopped all seven shots she faced.
• Mesa State juniors Jordan Chomko and Nick Provenza advanced to the third round of the Wilson ITA Central Regional tournament with two wins each in Kearney, Neb.
Chomko defeated Chad Burger of Minnesota State-Mankato 6-0, 6-0 in the first round and defeated Metro State’s Ryan Campbell 6-3, 6-2 in the second round. Provenza survived the first round with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 victory over Anthony Breitenbach of CSU-Pueblo then defeated Clint Walder of Colorado Christian 6-0, 6-1 in the second round.
Mesa’s Rashad Khamis and Kevin Nydam reached the second round before losing and Niko Carrizo and William Kellar lost in the first round.
Chomko and Provenza reached the doubles quarterfinals with two wins as well.
• Central outscored Durango 30-0 in a softball doubleheader, no-hitting the Demons in both games. Central won the first game 10-0 behind Ashley Goltez and the second game 20-0 behind Mikayla Duffy. Rachel Romine and Karen Hayter both homered in the second game for Central.
• In soccer, despite outshooting Durango 19-17, Central lost 2-0.
In the Pat Amato Classic, the Grand Junction boys cross country team placed 10th and the girls finished 11th.
Kelsey Slauson placed eighth for the girls and Wyatt Colloty placed ninth for the boys in the 25-team tournament. David Jerome was the top finisher for Central, coming in fifth at 16:41. Cory Swim led the girls in 21:41, which was good enough for 54th place.
• Grand Junction defeated Durango 6-1 in tennis when No. 1 singles player Owen Gartner came back from losing the first set to win the final two sets 7-5, 7-6 against Dylan Shapiro. In doubles action, the No. 1 team of Sam Morgan and Charlie Reicks defeated Chip Walls and Ryan Barelea 6-0, 6-1.
• Grand Junction defeated Coronado 27-25, 20-25, 25-17, 17-25, 15-4 in volleyball. Jordan Doughty led the team with five aces and four blocks. Britney Richardson led the team with 17 kills and 16 digs.