Fruita Monument girls soccer team tops Central
The Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team defeated Central 4-0 thanks to a complete team effort.
Saturday at Walker Field, four different players scored the Wildcats’ four goals.
Fruita Monument (4-2-1, 3-0-1 Southwestern League) started slow until Jamie Madson scored the Wildcats’ first goal with 12 minutes remaining in the first half.
The Wildcats added one more goal with three minutes remaining as Ashley Forrest put Fruita ahead 2-0.
Despite leading at halftime, Fruita Monument coach Eric Anderson wasn’t happy.
“Our first half was not good,” Anderson said. “When we talked at halftime about playing the game relaxed. We’re happy about that.”
Megan Hale scored the Wildcats third goal, and Kristen Jefferies put the game away with two minutes remaining.
“Soccer is a simple game so that’s what we try to teach,” Anderson said.
Central (0-5, 0-4 SWL) struggled offensively, managing only three shots on Fruita Monument goalie Kylie Goetz. Central goalie Marissa Brown finished with 13 saves.
Palisade 7, Eagle Valley 0: The Bulldogs (2-1, 2-0 Western Slope League) got a three-goal effort from Courtney Clark for the lopsided win.
Cruz Vela scored two goals and Flannery Davis and Kayla Fisher each added one.
“We have a lot of girls scoring for us, which is good to see,” Palisade coach Raina Sorensen said. “It was a great team effort.”
The Bulldogs led 4-0 at halftime, and finished the game with 25 shots on Eagle Valley goalie Bianca Gonzalez.
Steamboat Springs 6, Delta 0: The Sailors jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead. Tatum Sear scored three goals for the Sailors.
Steamboat Springs 11, Fruita Monument 3: The Wildcats (2-2) scored first, but couldn’t hold off the Sailors. Steamboat led 5-1 after the first quarter and 7-2 at halftime. Fruita Monument got two goals from Cody Young, and one from Wyatt Allen.
Wildcats goalie Kyler Hanson finished with 13 saves.
The District 51 Griffins finished 18th out of 37 teams at the Dick Rush Swim and Dive Invitational at Edora Pool and Ice Center in Fort Collins.
The Griffins had seven state qualifying times, beginning with Tyler Walton’s 22.61-second finish in the 50-yard freestyle. He finished seventh in the event.
Other individual state qualifying swims included Cyrus Pearo in the 100-yard butterfly, and Tyler Fair in the 200 individual medley.
The Griffins relay team of Walton, Pearo, Fair and Carlos Matthews also got state qualifying times in the 400 freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay.
“Overall we had a good meet,” Grand Junction coach Dale Leonhart said. “Hopefully this translates into some hard working practices over the next week.”
Track & Field
The Palisade track team finished third in the boys and girls team standings in the Cedaredge Invitational. Both teams finished with 86.50 points.
Tanner Smith led the Bulldogs, winning the discus throw with a toss of 140 feet, 5 inches.
The Bulldogs swept the hurdles events with Collin Girardi winning the 110-meter hurdles in 15.93, and Sean Dunn won the 300-meter hurdles in 42.13.
On the girls side, Angela Gordon had second-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Gordon finished in 13.42 in the 100 and 28.65 in the 200.
Cedaredge won the girls events with 114 points, and Delta won the boys events with 133 points.