Basalt wins 8th straight |

Basalt wins 8th straight

Seven different players scored as Basalt rolled to its eighth straight victory Thursday afternoon in Eagle.

The defending Class 3A Western Slope League champs steamrolled Eagle Valley 7-0, with freshman Jamie Wirkler recording the shutout in net, and improved to 7-0 in league play, 8-2 overall.

The Longhorns opened the 2002 campaign with road losses at Holy Family Aug. 31 and Palisade Sept. 5; they’ve been unbeatable since.

“We’ll just keep playing how we’ve been playing the whole season ? come out hard, knock the ball around and have some fun,” said Basalt coach Erik Streff.

Basalt’s Mitchell Reed, Cy Eaton, Ryan Thompson, Dylan Ross, Brady Kahn, Spencer Cleveland and Felipe Sanchez all partook in Thursday’s scoring showcase.

“We made a lot of good runs and guys were able to get open,” Streff said. “The short passing game was there. We had some great opportunities, and we took advantage.”

Basalt faces league rival Roaring Fork twice next week. On Tuesday, kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Roaring Fork, and on Saturday, it’s 11 a.m. at the BHS field.

“In practice we take the information from each game, figure out what we need to work on as a team and go into the next one trying to improve the weak areas,” Streff said. “You’re looking toward the playoffs, but you’ve also got to take it one game at a time and improve each time you’re out there.”

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