Fruita volleyball team scores upset at Regis tourney

Fruita Monument upset Legend, ranked No. 10 in Class 5A, during its final game of the Regis Jesuit Jam volleyball tournament in Aurora on Saturday.

The Wildcats won the match 3-2 to finish the tournament 3-1 against the four teams they faced. Their only loss was against Regis Jesuit, 3-1, on Friday.

Fruita’s Joelle LeFevre was selected to the all-tournament team.

“We’re pleased with the outcome,” coach Bob Richardson said. “There are some good teams in this tournament, and we beat some of them.”

■ Courtney Gopinath was selected to the all-tournament team after Grand Junction split its final two games in the Regis tournament.

The Tigers pounded Overland with double-digit aces and topped the Trailblazers 25-10, 25-15, 25-6. Gopinath paced the team with seven kills and eight aces.

In the Tigers’ second game of the day, they fell to Palmer Ridge 22-25, 25-19, 25-23, 26-24. Gopinath added another 13 kills and seven aces.

Boys Tennis

The Fruita Monument boys tennis team swept singles and beat Thompson Valley 6-1 in a nonleague dual.

The only loss for Fruita Monument came in No. 4 doubles, where Blaine McCormick and Dylan Varra narrowly dropped their match 5-7, 6-3, 10-8. It was the only match against Thompson Valley that went three sets.

Boys Soccer

Two goals in the first four minutes sank the Central boys soccer team in a 3-1 loss against Thompson Valley at Long Family Memorial Park. Jonas Brandes and Reid Collins notched the early goals, and Gerardo Silva put the Eagles up 3-0 before Central’s Matt Miller scored a goal right before halftime.

Lorenzo Archuleta made three saves for the Warriors.

Despite the final score, Central outshot Thompson Valley 11-10.


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