Briefs: Prep Roundup Sept. 19, 2009

SOCCER

The Grand Junction High School soccer team took the lead in the Southwestern League standings Friday with a 1-0 victory over perennial league power Durango at Canyon View Park.

The Tigers (3-1, 2-0 SWL) broke the tie when Tim Hofer scored with only five minutes remaining.

Caley Ealey had five saves in goal as Grand Junction’s defense stymied the Demons’ attack.

Also at Canyon View Park, Fruita Monument and Rampart tied 1-1 in a nonleague game.

Zach Allard scored for the Wildcats (1-3-1) to knot the game 16 minutes into the second half.

Trevor Allen had a solid game in goal for Fruita Monument with 10 saves.

VOLLEYBALL

Fruita Monument picked up a road victory with a 3-0 victory over Montezuma-Cortez.

The Wildcats (5-4, 1-1 SWL) had a balanced offensive effort with Camille Kovach and Sarah Hensley each recording seven kills. Hensley added three blocks.

Kovach was also tough on defense with 13 digs.

Durango snapped Grand Junction’s three-match winning streak with a 3-1 victory. The Tigers lost their three games by a total of nine points.

Capri Rino, who had 47 digs Tuesday in the Tigers’ victory over Fruita Monument, had 25 on Friday.

Fruita Monument and Grand Junction switch opponents today.

SOFTBALL

Palisade used six extra-base hits and the pitching of Emily Crow to take a 12-2 nonleague victory over Montezuma-Cortez at Palisade.

Kendra Barnes had two doubles and a triple. Shelby Hanson hit a double and a three-run home run.

Crow (3-0) scattered seven hits for the complete-game victory.

TENNIS

Fruita Monument defeated Montezuma-Cortez 6-1 in Cortez.

The Wildcats (4-2, 4-1 SWL) got a 6-0, 6-0 victory from Antonio Pestello at No. 2 singles.

The No. 1 doubles team of Chase Martin and Cody Iden took a hard-earned 6-4, 7-5 victory over Zach Green and Cody White.

The Wildcats wrap up their road trip today at Durango.


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