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Rams soccer and volleyball start season off on the right foot

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Roaring Fork High School boys soccer got off to a strong start in the first week of action, scoring a pair of wins on the road, 2-0 at Crested Butte on Aug. 23, and 2-1 at Rifle on Tuesday.

The latter, being the 3A Western Slope League opener, the Rams set the pace early with a goal from Foster Hayes off a penalty kick earned by Jake Barlow, according to a recap provided by head coach Nick Forbes.

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Rifle’s Eduardo Espina scored on a penalty kick in the second half to tie it up, before the Rams’ Bennett Jardine knocked home the winning goal off a set-play cross kick from Hayes.

In the season opener at Crested Butte, Roaring Fork got the shutout with two goals in the first half.

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The Rams are idle until their home opener on Sept. 7 versus Gunnison. Kickoff is set for 4pm at Rams Stadium next to Carbondale Middle School.

Roaring Fork volleyball also opened the season Aug. 22 with a 3-1 win at Grand Junction. Set scores were 24-26, 25-20, 25-16, 25-15.

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Senior Ruby Denning led the team with 12 kills, four service points and five digs. Junior Carley Crownhart had eight aces and four service points; junior Erica Crownhart had 26 digs, four service points and three aces; and sophomores Nikki Tardif and Yakelin Nunez Hernandez each had seven kills and four service points. And, senior Nora Lindgren recorded 15 digs.

The Rams play a series of matches at the Demon Invitational tournament in Glenwood Springs this weekend, before hosting their home opener at 6:30pm on Sept. 6 versus Basalt.

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Boys soccer
Thursday, Sept. 7 – *Gunnison (home) 4pm

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Saturday, Sept. 9 – Liberty Common (away) 1pm

Tuesday, Sept. 12 – CRMS (away) 4pm

Thursday, Sept. 14 – *Coal Ridge (home) 6pm

Thursday, Sept. 21 – *Vail Mountain (away) 4pm

Tuesday, Sept. 26 – *Basalt (home) 6pm

Tuesday, Oct. 3 – *Delta (away) 6pm

Friday, Oct. 6 – Glenwood Springs (home) 6pm

Tuesday, Oct. 10 – Summit (away) 6pm

Thursday, Oct. 12 – *Aspen (away) 5pm

Tuesday, Oct. 17 – *Basalt (away) 4pm

Thursday, Oct. 19 – *Moffat County (home) 6pm

Friday, Oct. 20 – CRMS (home) 6pm

*Denotes 2A/3A Western Slope League game


Friday, Sept. 1 – Demon Invitational vs. Mullen 4pm; vs. Glenwood Springs, 6pm

Saturday, Sept. 2 – Demon Invitational vs. TBA 9 a.m. and 12:15pm

Wednesday, Sept. 6 – Basalt (home) 6:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 9 – Road tournament

Monday, Sept. 11 – Vail Mountain (home) 5pm

Tuesday, Sept. 19 – *Delta (away) 6pm

Thursday, Sept. 21 – *Gunnison (home) 5pm

Monday, Sept. 25 – *Coal Ridge (home) 6pm

Thursday, Oct. 5 – *Basalt (away) 6:30pm

Tuesday, Oct. 10 – *Rifle (away) 6:30pm

Friday/Saturday, Oct. 13-14  – Road tournament

Tuesday, Oct. 17 – *Aspen (away) 6:30pm

Saturday, Oct. 21 – *Moffat County (away) 1pm

Friday, Oct. 27 – Steamboat Springs (away) 6:30pm

*Denotes 3A Western Slope League game


JV football (no varsity this season)
Monday, Sept. 11 – Basalt (home) 4pm

Monday, Sept. 25 – *North Fork (home) 4pm

Monday, Oct. 2 – Basalt (away) 4pm

Monday, Oct. 9 – *Meeker (away) 5pm

Monday, Oct. 16 – Glenwood Springs (home) 4pm

*Denotes 1A League game

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