Boys soccer: Basalt extends winning streak
The Aspen Times
The Basalt soccer steamroller added another victory this week.
The Longhorns overpowered visiting Colorado Rocky Mountain School 10-0 on Tuesday evening in Basalt with seven different players scoring.
Pedro River led the way with a hat trick and three goals for the Longhorns.
Daniel Arroyos scored two goals.
Pablo Rivera, Andrew Vargas, Javier de la Cruz, David Medrano and Nahuel Salazar also scored in the big Basalt win.
The Longhorns boosted their Western Slope League record to 6-0-1 with the shutout. Basalt boys soccer is 8-5-1 overall.
The win over CRMS was the ninth consecutive match without a loss for the Longhorns. A 1-1 tie against Coal Ridge is the only tie among eight victories for the Basalt boys soccer team.
The Longhorns are headed to a showdown for the league lead next Tuesday at Vail Mountain School.
The Gore Rangers are 6-0-0 in league play and 12-1-0 overall. They are scheduled to play at CRMS on Carbondale on Thursday before hosting Basalt next week.
The match will be the final regular-season game for the Longhorns.
Coal Ridge is third in the conference at 4-1-1, 7-5-1 overall.
Moffat County and Aspen are 3-3-0 in league play play. The Skiers are 5-6-1 overall. Moffat County is 6-5-1 overall.
The Aspen boys soccer team won 5-0 at Grand Valley on Tuesday after a 2-0 win over Rifle on homecoming Saturday in Aspen. The Skiers have won three in a row, including a 1-0 overtime victory over Roaring Fork.
Aspen will host Coal Ridge on Thursday with the varsity game set for a 6 p.m. start at Aspen School District Stadium.
The Skiers will play at CRMS in Carbondale on Saturday. They will close the regular season at home against Palisade on Oct. 20.
Fully aware he was in the midst of the mountain bike race of his life, Aspen’s John Gaston said he “tried to not think too far ahead” to prevent the magnitude of the moment from getting to him. He eventually finished runner-up in the iconic race.
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