Roaring Fork volleyball cruises past Basalt to stay undefeated
The Roaring Fork Rams volleyball team has found its stride. After an up-and-down nonleague slate, the Rams are now 3-0 in Class 3A Western Slope League play after a 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-14) victory over league rival Basalt Tuesday night at Roaring Fork High School.”I feel pretty good,” Roaring Fork coach Karen Crownhart said after the match. “Hopefully we’ll just keep on a roll and not see that other team show up.”That other team is the Roaring Fork squad that dropped a five-game decision to Class 2A Meeker in its final nonleague game 12 days ago. Since the wake-up call, the Rams have only lost two games, both in a five-game victory over Gunnison.In Tuesday’s match Roaring Fork (3-0 WSL, 5-3 overall) was too much for the Longhorns (1-2, 6-2) at the net, as setter Carley Velasquez fed a front line led by hitter Sarah Armstrong.”They had good serves and we struggled a little with their serves, but we dominated at the net,” Crownhart said. “And [in] Carley, I think we have the best setter in the league.”Ashley Jammaron had some really good defensive stands at the net and shove backs,” she added. “Sarah’s always the standout as far as hitting, but, all around, I think everybody played well.”Velasquez also was potent from the service line, putting together nine consecutive points in the first game. Crownhart also singled out the serving and defensive play of Taylor Wagnor.”Taylor is in the back row, but she’s always so steady,” she said. The Rams will get another test this weekend with home games Friday and Saturday against league opponents Hotchkiss and Cedaredge, respectively.Boys soccerRams knot Vail Mountain, 2-2Miguel Montdragen scored both Roaring Fork goals to lift the Rams to a 2-2 tie with Vail Mountain School in Class 3A Western Slope boys soccer action Tuesday night.Montdragen notched a goal in each half to match Vail Mountain’s scoring. Roaring Fork goalie Omar Garcia had 10 saves.Roaring Fork moves to 0-3-1 in league play (1-6-1 overall). Vail Mountain is now 2-0-2 (3-1-2).
Let’s make some skiing predictions. I made my X Games snowboarding predictions a day earlier and remain only mildly lukewarm in terms of confidence, but maybe I’ll feel better about the skiers.