Balanced Wildcats rout Warriors

Girls Soccer

Balanced Wildcats rout Warriors

Fruita Monument scored three goals in a 10-minute span in the first half Tuesday to beat Central 9-0 at Walker Field.

“It was real good team effort,” Fruita Monument head coach Jeff Shuldener said. “We had 10 different players who attacked the goal with shots, and we had 11 different players on the score sheet.”

Courtney Coffey and Shaylee Holt scored two goals each and Ella Hartshorn had a goal and three assists for the Wildcats.

Fruita Monument (6-3-10, 4-1-1 SWL) took a 4-0 lead in the first half on goals by Jamie Madson, Samantha Neuville and Coffey’s two goals. The last three goals in the half came in the final 10 minutes.

Central (2-4-1, 2-5-1 SWL) played solid defense early.

Montrose 1, Grand Junction 0: For the second straight game, the Indians (8-3, 5-1 SWL) scored a late goal to win a 1-0 SWL game. This time, Stephanie Rowan took a pass from Shelby Kenney and put the ball into the net in the 78th minute to beat Grand Junction (5-4-1, 2-2,1) at Long Family Park.

The Tigers controlled much of the final 15 minutes but couldn’t cash in a number of opportunities. Their best chance came on a hard, high shot by Taylor Chaffetz with around eight minutes remaining. Montrose goalkeeper Randilyn Chandler got her hands on the shot to deflect the ball, then grabbed the carom as it bounced toward the net

On Saturday, the Indians scored in the 79th minute to beat Glenwood Springs 1-0.

Grand Valley 10, Rifle 1: Lauren Paskett scored four goals to lead the Cardinals to the nonleague win. Kyra Chenoweth and Ashlynn Speakmann added two goals each for Grand Valley, which led 8-0 at the half.


Boys Lacrosse

Tigers blow away Demons 22-0


Grand Junction didn’t allow a shot on goal in its 22-0 rout of Glenwood Springs at Long Family Park.

The Tigers took 46 shots and were led by Stephen Foster’s four goals. Charlie Ruckman added three goals. A total of 14 different players scored for Grand Junction.


Prep Baseball

Titans end Cedaredge’s streak


Nathan Nelson threw a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Coal Ridge knocked off previously unbeaten Cedaredge 9-3 in a Class 3A Western Slope League game.

Cedaredge cut the lead to 5-3 in the sixth, but the Titans scored four runs in the bottom of the inning.

Cedaredge (11-1) is ranked No. 9 in 3A in the Associated Press state rankings.


College golf

CMU men take title in Pueblo


Led by meet medalist Colin Prater, Colorado Mesa University won the Wolf Pack Invitational men’s golf tournament at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo.

Prater, a freshman, led after Monday’s first round and fired a second-round 65 to finish with a 10-under par 132, winning the two-day tourney by three strokes.

The Mavericks, meanwhile, overcame a three-stroke deficit after Day 1 by improving 12 strokes, shooting 279 on Tuesday and finishing with 570 strokes to beat West Texas A&M University by a stroke. First-round leader CSU-Pueblo was third at 572.

Mesa had another golfer in the top 10 as Jarred Gomez shot a second-round 70 and two-day 140, tying him for seventh at even par. Adam Griffith was 23rd for the Mavs, knocking 10 strokes off his Monday score to card a 70 and finish at 150. CMU’s Christopher Aiken tied for 32nd with a 153, and Trenton Schwehr tied for 39th at 155.


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