Enrique Hernandez and Josiah Koger each scored twice as the Grand Junction High School soccer team beat Central 6-1 at Walker Field on Thursday night.

Luke Sturgeon and Luis Aguirre also scored for the Tigers (4-7-1, 3-2 Southwestern League). Landon Roahrig, Hunter Hockins, Noah Snodgrass and Angel Lariz each had an assist.

Jose Aguirre scored off an assist by Alex Garcia for the Warriors (2-9, 0-6 SWL).

Montrose 5, Fruita Monument 1: Connor Liable scored for the Wildcats (6-5, 2-3 SWL), but the Indians (7-5, 4-1 SWL) went into halftime with a 3-0 lead on their way to the win at Canyon View Park. Fruita senior goalkeeper Trevin Miller made nine saves.

SOFTBALL

Mikayla Sturns held Fruita Monument without a hit in a five-inning, complete-game effort in Central's 10-0 victory at Bergman Field to secure the SWL title outright.

The Warriors (21-2, 8-0 SWL), No. 2 in RPI in Class 5A, scored four runs in the second and added six more in the fifth to end the game on the run rule. Sturns also had two hits along with Mya Murdock, Shae Grant and Kayla Coleman. Aleah Chick drove in three runs against the Wildcats (13-8, 6-2 SWL).

Palisade 16, Meeker 15: Bulldogs scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning after trailing 13-10 to rally at home. Jordan Bauer led Palisade with four hits, adding two runs and an RBI. Trinity Hughes, Melissa Carroll and Mya Balerio all had three hits, combining for four RBI and six runs. Nivia Rivera drove in five runs.

The Bulldogs improved to 12-2 and Meeker fell to 3-19.

Montrose 9, Grand Junction 8: Cora Blowers had four hits and four RBI as the Indians (11-11, 4-4 SWL) defeated the Tigers (3-20, 0-8 SWL) at Kronkright Complex.

Volleyball

Palisade High School bounced back from their first league loss with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-17 victory over Rifle.

Kendyl MacAskill led the Bulldogs (9-5, 6-1 Class 4A Western Slope League) with 12 kills, and added three block assists, and Elizabeth Hawkins contributed seven kills.

"We came out and tried some different things in a game that we were doing in practice," Palisade coach Wendy MacAskill said. "We had different people attacking a different spots at the net."

Cassie Miller had 16 assists, Caylee Chutka had eight digs and Addie Steele served six aces for Palisade, which hosts third-place Battle Mountain tonight.

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