Wildcats refuse to surrender a match in 7-0 win over Cortez
Fruita Monument won three close matches en route to a 7-0 victory over Montezuma-Cortez in boys tennis Friday.
Kelson Reimer and Taylor Scofield won a tiebreaker 7-1 to take the first set at No. 1 singles, then cruised 6-0 in the second set.
“Taylor got his serves, returns and volleys going to turn a close first set into a dominating second set along with his partner, Kelson Reimer,” Wildcats coach Clint Davis said. “They have really come together and are looking like a very solid (No. 1 doubles) team.”
Fruita’s other three doubles teams all won 6-0, 6-0.
Palisade scored five runs with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Durango 6-4 in the first game of a nonleague doubleheader. Angela Gordon had three hits, while Jenna Lucas and Trenna Morgan each had two hits and two runs batted in for the Bulldogs.
Durango laced 14 hits to beat Palisade 12-2 in five innings in the second game. Danica DeLahoz batted in both of Palisade’s runs with a third-inning double, while Casey Brown had two hits, including a double.
Durango defeated Central 25-17, 25-8, 25-10 in Southwestern League volleyball.
Durango took a 1-0 halftime lead on a penalty kick and made it stand for the final against Central in Southwestern League play. The Warriors (2-2-1, 1-2-1) played the bulk of the game down one player because of a red card. Central goalkeeper Jesse Lopez made 12 saves.