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Boys soccer: Basalt collects another league win

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

Basalt captain Matthew Anderson controls the ball against Roaring Fork earlier this week. Teammate Daniel Arroyos (10) follows the play. Arroyas had two assists in Basalt's win over Roaring Fork.

Roll on.

The Basalt High School boys soccer team rolls on this week with a key game at Moffat County in Craig on Thursday.

The Longhorns scored a 2-0 victory over rival Roaring Fork earlier this week, the seventh consecutive match without a loss for Basalt.

"It was a good solid victory," Basalt head coach Brent Hayes said after the shutout win over the Rams. "It was the usual. We got off to a slow start, but we hung in there."

With the defense providing a solid base, the Longhorns collected two quick-strike goals right before halftime.

"That changed the tide," Hayes said. "And our defense really controlled the second half."

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The Basalt goals came from Caleb Rewinkle and Matt Anderson. David Arroyos assisted on both goals, Hayes said.

William Cabrera was in goal for the Longhorns.

Hayes said the Longhorns did a good job with halftime adjustments against Roaring Fork.

"But there were chances we left behind," Hayes said of the Longhorns, 6-5-1 overall and 4-0-1 in the Western Slope League.

He said Thursday's match at Moffat County will be a tough test with the long road trip to Craig.

The Longhorns will host Colorado Rocky Mountain on Oct. 13. They will travel to Vail Mountain School for the final regular-season match on Oct. 20.

Vail Mountain currently leads the conference standings with a 4-0-0 league record; the Gore Rangers are 10-1-0 overall.

Basalt is second in league at 4-0-1.

Moffat County is 3-1-0 in conference and 6-3-1 overall.

Coal Ridge is 2-1-1 in league, 5-4-1 overall.

Grand Valley is next, followed by Roaring Fork.

Aspen is 0-3-0 in league play, 2-6-1 overall.

The Skiers lost a 3-1 decision at Vail Mountain School earlier this week.

Aspen is back at home Thursday for a league game against Roaring Fork at Aspen School District Stadium.

The varsity game in Aspen will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday instead of the usual 4 p.m.

This is homecoming week at Aspen High School.

dstrode@aspentimes.com