Bears outscore Bulldogs, 7-2
In a high-scoring soccer game, the Roaring Fork Rams downed the Moffat County High School varsity boys soccer team, 7-2, Tuesday at Loudy-Simpson Park.
The Rams moved to 6-4-1 on the year, while the Bulldogs dropped to 1-11.
“It’s the same old story that has faced us all season,” said Bulldogs coach Eric Johnson. “The first half we didn’t step it up and come out to play. In the second half we played more of a controlled game. The guys were just flat tonight. We didn’t have our heads into the game.”
It was a different story for the Rams.
“We played well and we are getting better each week,” said Rams coach Mark Knighton. “We moved the ball well and saw the open field. We didn’t miss a lot of open passes. It’s nice to come up and play some of the bigger schools. Our numbers were down and we only had 14 players, but all of them can play.”
Roaring Fork wasted little time to get going Tuesday as Adam Quisenberry put the Rams ahead 1-0 at the five minute mark. Ten minutes later the Rams went up, 2-0, when Ryan Jervis found the back of the net.
Before the half ended the Rams tallied two more scores for a 4-0 lead at halftime.
In the second half Jervis started things for Roaring Fork with his second goal of the game at the 47 minute mark. The Bulldogs started a rally of their own when Isidro Quezada, a junior, scored on a breakaway to cut the score to 5-1.
Jervis answered back with his third goal at the 53 minute mark for a 6-1 lead. Warner Hopkins put the game out of reach when he scored at the 57 minute mark.
The Bulldogs ended the scoring when Justin Craig, a senior, made the score 7-2.
“We are lacking on the transition between offense and defense,” said Johnson. “The defense and offense are playing strong, but they are not playing strong together. If we can get them working together and talking we will be much better off.”
MCHS will return to action on the road at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against the Steamboat Springs Sailors.
“We will play under the lights in Steamboat Springs,” said Johnson. “I am sure that Steamboat Springs will be ready for us. We need to come and be ready to play on Thursday.”