Briefs: Prep Roundup Sept. 12, 2009


• Wildcats lose 2-1 in soccer

It took until the final minutes, but the Fruita Monument High School boys soccer team lost 2-1 to Denver South in its opening game of the Kadet Invitational in Colorado Springs. The Wildcats allowed the winning goal in the final three minutes of the game after coming back from a 1-0 deficit at halftime.

Coach Jeff Ellis said Fruita had a slow start, although the ’Cats dominated in the second half.

“The loss is disappointing but we learned a lot,” Ellis said.

Martin Zupan scored the only goal for the Wildcats on an assist from Schyuler

Young. Goalie Trevor Allen recorded eight saves in the loss.

Fruita plays today in the consolation bracket against Montrose at 8 a.m.

• The Central High School softball team is seven games into its season and still hasn’t lost. Friday, the Warriors won all three games at the Dave Sanders Memorial Tournament in Aurora. The Warriors had two mercy-rule victories in pool play, beating Grandview 12-2 and Pueblo County 17-2. They finished pool play with an 11-6 extra-inning win over Arvada West. Central had a five run eighth inning and
Mikayla Duffy pitched a complete game in the win.

• Also in the Sanders Tournament, Fruita Monument went 2-1, bouncing back after losing to Smoky Hill 5-2 in the first game. The Wildcats defeated ThunderRidge 9-5, then defeated Bear Creek 10-6. Brooke Williams had a strong day for the Wildcats, finishing with a home run against Bear Creek and a double against ThunderRidge.

“We talked about learning from the first game and showing some character,” Fruita coach Jamie Dunn said. “We couldn’t do anything in the first game but we had time to reflect on it, and I think it worked.”


Fruita Monument fell 25-20, 25-13, 25-19 to Prairie View in Henderson. Katie Lewis led the Wildcats with six kills. Sarah Hensley and Camille Kovach each added four. Kovach also led the Wildcats in digs with 12.

Fruita looks to respond today in the Palmer Tournament.


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