Briefs: Prep Roundup April 25, 2009
• Moore’s net play key in Central tie
Often in soccer, a game ends up in the hands of a goalie.
For the Central High School girls soccer team, those are the dependable hands of goaltender Savannah Moore, who stopped the shots she needed to Friday in a 0-0 double-overtime tie against Durango.
“I definitely just try and stay focused,” Moore said. “I always know I have my defense coming in behind me if I miss the shot, so I feel pretty confident going out to the ball.”
Moore recorded seven saves in the game at the Long Family Memorial Park. The saves often came at crucial times, including having a stop on a breakaway.
“She’s a stud,” Central coach Doug Beach said. “Hands down, there is no better goalie in the league. She’s saved us many times today and many times in the past.”
The Warriors (10-1-2, 6-1-2 Southwestern League) missed a few chances to score what would have been the winning goal.
“I think we had our opportunities and we just didn’t capitalize on them,” Beach said. “We had four or five opportunities in front of the goal and we just didn’t capitalize on them.”
On the other side of the field, Durango coach Aaron Eldridge left the game somewhat pleased with the result.
“Central always plays a very direct and aggressive style and we were trying to be ready for that,” Eldridge said. “It was competitive, and I’m lucky there wasn’t a goal in it.”
Both teams have little time to think about the tie — each plays again today.
In addition, Central’s prom is tonight, and Beach is hoping that his team doesn’t get too caught up thinking about night ahead of them when they play Montezuma-Cortez at 11 a.m.
“Even though it’s prom, we’ve got to come with our game.” Beach said. “It’s a must-win situation.”
• At Canyon View Park, Grand Junction defeated Montezuma-Cortez 3-0. Jenna Swander, Ashley Wallace and Ashley Ryan all scored for the Tigers.
Despite playing two dual matches in Denver on Thursday, Fruita Monument was able to turn around and defeat Montezuma-Cortez 7-0 on Friday in Cortez.
Lindsey Henke led the way, defeating Tori Pickens 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.
• Grand Junction defeated Central 7-0. The Tigers were led by Emmie Madisen and Alex Proietti, who defeated Jamie Johnson and Katie Murphy 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 doubles.
• Central took a 6-0 lead after two innings and rode that to an 11-1 win over Montezuma-Cortez. Central pitcher John Woods threw a one-hitter, and Spencer Hicks and Holden Reed each hit home runs for the Warriors. Central plays Durango today at 10 a.m.
• The Grand Valley girls lacrosse team reached 10 wins and locked up a playoff berth by defeating Eagle Valley 14-8 at Walker Field. Amy Flukey had four goals and Stephanie Long had 32 saves for the Lightning, which faces Battle Mountain today.
• The boys team had a tough first half and ended up losing 11-6 at Summit. Cameron Lang had two goals for the Lightning, which plays Battle Mountain today.