Central wins at Glenwood
In order for the Central boys soccer team to pick up its second win of the season, a 4-3 victory over Glenwood Springs, it needed help from an unlikely source.
Matt Miller has scored seven of the Warriors’ 10 goals this season, and while he picked up another Saturday, a pair of goals from Jacob Sebesta gave Central’s offense the boost it needed.
Battle Mountain 5, Palisade 0: Battle Mountain, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 4A, beat Palisade handily.
■ Fruita Monument split two games against Front Range teams. Fruita beat Rampart 5-0 before falling to Mountain Vista 2-1.
Wildcats coach Dan McKee said Fruita dominated possession against Rampart and benefitted from the return of Andrew Bryceland, who scored a goal in his first game back after tearing his LCL earlier this month.
Delta swept Montezuma-Cortez behind the pitching and hitting of Lily Lockhart.
Lockhart went 3 for 4 with four RBI and pitched five innings of four-hit ball to lead the Panthers to a 14-4 win in the second game.
In the first game, Lockhart had a home run and Keilee Womack pitched all five innings in Delta’s 10-0 win.
■ Palisade split a nonleague doubleheader against Durango, dropping the first game 6-2 and winning the second game 5-3.
The Bulldogs (5-9) scored all five of their runs in the first inning of Game 2, taking advantage of three errors, one hit and a walk. Paige Orman was the winning pitcher for Palisade, scattering six hits.
Rifle 15, Grand Valley 0: Rifle got 11 hits and 11 walks to end the game in four innings. Emma Speer led the Bears with three hits and four runs batted in, while Brittany Neuroth had two hits and drove in three runs.
Loryn Chiapuzio had 16 kills, and Jordan Eatwell added 10 kills as Fruita Monument beat Durango 25-13, 25-18, 25-19 in a Southwestern League match.
Savannah Ashmore had 35 assists, and Joelle LeFevre led the Wildcats with 24 digs. Kasey Dollershell added four blocks for Fruita (8-2, 3-0 SWL).
■ Central struggled at home against Montezuma-Cortez, falling to the Panthers 3-1.
Playing a little shorthanded because of illnesses, Central lost the first two games 25-12 and 25-15, then bounced back to take the third game 25-22. The Panthers then took the match with a 25-16 win in Game 4.
Taylor Head had eight kills for Central, and Rayleigh Norton had 17 digs and 12 assists.
■ Montezuma-Cortez claimed a 25-19, 25-13, 25-16 win over Palisade.
Lexi Hall led Palisade with five kills and Ashlyn Brown had 10 digs.
■ Carson Pipher had 13 kills, and Taylor Carsten had 26 assists and six aces as Paonia made quick work of Soroco, beating the Rams 25-17, 25-15, 25-5 in Class 2A/1A Western Slope League play.
Easton Hartigan added seven kills and three blocks for the Eagles (9-0, 2-0 WSL).
Andrew Tiedmann and Natalie Anderson claimed individual titles for Hotchkiss at its home invitational.
Montrose won the team title over Hotchkiss as the Indians placed five runners in the top 10.
With four runners in the top 10, Hotchkiss won the team title over Montrose.
Grand Junction took every match in straight sets to beat Montezuma-Cortez 7-0 in an SWL dual.