Briefs: Prep Roundup Sept. 20, 2009


The Central High School soccer team dominated at times but couldn’t manage a goal when it needed one.

The Warriors lost in double overtime Saturday to Rampart 3-2 as the Rams’ Nick Wise scored in the second overtime at Long Family Memorial Park.

“We had four great opportunities to score in the first overtime,” Central coach Doug Beach said, “but we had a defensive breakdown in the second and they scored.”

Central (1-5) took an early lead in the game when Jeff Krizman scored in the seventh minute.

The Rams went ahead 2-1 in the second half, but Stevie Palma found the back of the net for the Warriors to send the game into overtime.


Fruita Monument had a convincing victory in Durango, defeating the Demons 7-0.

“I’m really optimistic,” Fruita Monument Clint Davis said. “I think we really turned a corner, especially with our doubles (teams).”

The Wildcats (5-2, 5-1 Southwestern League)  were led by the No. 1 doubles team Chase Martin and Cody Iden, who defeated Marcus Sansoni and Aiden Graham 6-0, 6-2. At No. 4 doubles, Jeff Hoffman and Alex Lickers-Lawson defeated Alex Peers and Tanner Bradshaw 6-1, 6-0.


Grand Junction dropped its second consecutive game on its Four Corners road trip, falling 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 to Cortez.

The Tigers (5-4, 1-2 SWL) were paced by Kricket Adleman’s 10 kills and 10 digs.

In Durango, Fruita Monument lost to the Demons 25-23, 25-18, 25-22.
Angie Archuleta had a solid all-around game for Fruita Monument (5-5, 1-2) with two blocks, eight assists and a team-leading two aces. Camille Kovach had 12 assists, six kills and 12 digs.

Central lost one match in taking fifth place at the Lewis-Palmer Invitational in Monument.

The Warriors went 2-1 in pool play, defeating Pueblo West and Green Mountain and losing to Valley.

In Silver bracket play, Central defeated Pueblo West, then topped Brighton.
Amy Kame had 49 kills and Ashley Wells 25 for Central (6-1) in the five tournament games. Wells also had eight blocks.


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