Briefs: Sport Prep Roundup April 08, 2009

Higgins, Paul score to help Central soccer stay undefeated


• The Central High School girls soccer team remained undefeated Tuesday by defeating Montrose 2-1, at Long Family Memorial Park.
The Warriors (7-0-1, 4-0-1 Southwestern League) fell behind early as Montrose’s Rachel Hansen scored in the 10th minute. Haleigh Higgins responded for Central in the 23rd minute, scoring off an assist from goalkeeper Savannah Moore.
The two teams remained knotted at 1-1 until the 72nd minute, when Ashley Paul broke the tie on an assist from Stacy Kinnett.
Central plays Steamboat Springs on Thursday and Rifle on Saturday.

• At the Peach Bowl, Palisade (2-3, 2-3 Western Slope League) couldn’t bounce back from a Steamboat Springs goal in the first minute and lost 2-0.
Emi Birch scored the second Sailors goal in the 60th minute. Bulldogs goalkeeper Amelia Davis had 13 saves.
The Bulldogs play Eagle Valley on Saturday.


• Montrose’s No. 1 singles player Jessica Vickers picked up the Indians’ only win in Grand Junction’s 6-1 Southwestern League victory.
Vickers defeated Grand Junction’s Charlotte Mooney 6-2, 6-1.
Jenny Jessup remained undefeated at No. 2 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Heather Krebs.
The Tigers’ No. 3 doubles team of Alex Proietti and Emmie Madisen highlighted the doubles matches, defeating Flor Galvin and April Dunn 6-1, 6-2.
Grand Junction plays a make-up dual at 4 p.m. on Thursday against Aspen.


• The Grand Valley Lightning girls team kept Eagle Valley at bay, winning 10-7 at Canyon View Park.
The Lightning (6-0) was led by Amy Flukey and Bri True, who each scored three goals. Eagle Valley got four goals from Amanda Morgan and three from Stephanie Resin.
Stephanie Long had 36 saves in goal for the Lightning.
Grand Valley faces Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley this weekend.


• Central survived 70-mile-per-hour winds to finish fourth at the Monarch Invitational in Broomfield. The Warriors came in at 259, seven strokes behind Skyline and Overland.
The Warriors were led by Loren Forney, who finished at 79.
Grand Junction finished 11th and was paced by Jordon Fellhauer’s 85.
Fruita Monument finished 15th with a team score of 300.


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