Tigers can’t slow Buffs in second half

The Grand Junction High School soccer team would love to replay Friday’s second half.

After a scoreless first half at Smoky Hill, the Tigers allowed three second-half goals to fall 3-0.

“They came out harder and we didn’t adjust,” Grand Junction coach Adrea Tilford said. “We had our chances.”

Smoky Hill got goals from Bianca Jones, Emily Fetz and Shelby Wesley.

The Tigers take on another Front Range team today, playing at George Washington at 2 p.m.

“It was a good experience to play a team of that caliber before the playoffs,” Tilford said. “I know we’ll bounce back.”

Durango 2, Central 0: The Warriors (6-7, 2-6 SWL) were outshot 24-14 and lost the season series to the Demons. Brooke Milliet scored both of Durango’s goals — one late in the first half and one late in the second half.

Central goalie Tayler Else finished with nine saves for the Warriors, who play Montezuma-Cortez today at 11 a.m.

Battle Mountain 4, Palisade 2: The Bulldogs (10-3-1, 9-3 SWL) had given up only six goals all season. The two teams were tied 1-1 at halftime, but the Huskies started the second half with two goals from Lizzie Seibert to go up 3-1. Seibert added another goal to put the Huskies up 4-1 before Flannery Davis scored for the final margin.

Amelia Davis finished with 12 saves in goal for the Bulldogs, who finish out their regular season today at Prairie View at 1 p.m.

Montezuma-Cortez 3, Fruita Monument 0: The Wildcats (1-11-1, 1-7 SWL) fell behind early and couldn’t recover. Cortez took a 2-0 first half lead.

“Cortez came out playing really hard,” Fruita Monument coach Tracey Burke said. “We were a little slow.”

Fruita plays Durango today before returning home finish the regular season against Grand Junction on Tuesday.


Fruita Monument dominated in a 7-0 win over Montezuma-Cortez. The Wildcats won all the matches in straight sets, led by No. 1 singles player Janine Kirtland who defeated Cortez’s Kristen Dove 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 singles player Taryn Moon got past Victoria Stevens 6-0, 6-0.  The No. 2 doubles team of Laren Cyphers and Meredith Soychak also turned in a 6-0, 6-0 win.

The Wildcats try to end their SWL dual season undefeated today against Durango at 10 a.m.


The Grand Junction boys lacrosse team didn’t finish the season the way it hoped, falling 10-3 at Battle Mountain.

The Tigers struggled Friday with the adverse weather conditions, finishing with its lowest scoring output of the season. The Huskies outshot Grand Junction 30-12.

Grand Junction got two goals from Kris States and one from Harrison Boardwine.

The Tigers finished their first season 8-6 overall.

“It was a great season,” Grand Junction coach James States said. “I’m impressed with what we have coming up.”


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