Briefs: Prep Roundup Sept. 13, 2009

SOFTBALL

• Central High School’s softball team pushed its win streak to nine games on Saturday, finishing first in the Diamond Bracket at the Dave Sanders Memorial Tournament in Aurora. The Diamond Bracket is for teams that go undefeated on the first day of the tournament.

The Warriors beat Mountain Vista 15-6 in the title game. Mikayla Duffy went the distance, allowing eight hits. The offense came through with eight extra-base hits.

Jessica Romine and Taylor Else both hit two doubles and Duffy and Brittany Hoppe each hit home runs.

In its first game, Central defeated Smoky Hill 5-0, with Duffy allowing only four hits.

• Fruita Monument beat Columbine 15-5 to win the Silver Bracket. After losing their first game Friday to Smoky Hill, the Wildcats ended the tournament 4-1.

The Wildcats scored 13 runs in the first three innings of the championship game, with Kristina Pacheco pitching the complete game. They beat Lakewood 3-2 in their first game Saturday.

• Grand Junction had a big weekend at the Eagle Valley tournament, finishing with three wins. The Tigers defeated Delta 5-4, then beat Eagle Valley 18-1 and Valor Christian 22-1.
• Palisade won two games at Eagle Valley, beating Valor Christian 11-0 and Middle Park 5-2. The Bulldogs fell to Basalt 6-3.

SOCCER

• Fruita Monument split its two games at the Air Academy Invitational in Colorado Springs.

After losing to Denver South on Friday, the Wildcats (1-2) defeated Montrose 3-1.

Mitchell Van Ackren and Matt Comerford scored first-half goals for Fruita Monument.

Vincente Mora added a goal in the second half.

• Hinkley edged Fruita Monument 2-1 in its other tournament game. Martin Zupan scored the Wildcats’ goal in the second half.

• In Glenwood Springs, Palisade (1-4, 0-3 WSL) lost 10-0 to the Demons.

VOLLEYBALL

• Fruita Monument grabbed a pair of victories in the Palmer Invitational in Colorado Springs.

The Wildcats (4-4) downed Palmer 3-1, then blanked Palmer Ridge 3-0.

Angie Archuleta had a big day for Fruita Monument, with 34 assists and four aces.

On the defensive end, Janine Kirtland had 14 digs in the first match and seven in the second.

Camille Kovach played strong at the net with 15 kills against Palmer.

• Palisade went 3-2 at the Mesa Ridge Invitational in Colorado Springs. The Bulldogs had wins over Pueblo County (25-16, 25-23), Pueblo Centennial (25-8, 25-10) and Elizabeth (25-19, 25-16). The Bulldogs’ two losses came against Cortez and Falcon. 


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