By Lynn Burton
Sopris Sun Staff Writer
The Lady Rams soccer squad shut out Rifle 5-0 in their season opener on March 14, while the boy’s baseball team went down 14-4 in Hotchkiss.
On the soccer front, junior Camilla Wikcum lead the Rams with three goals; freshman Emily Broadhurst and sophomore Lux Andrade also scored. Goalie Odalis Corcuora notched a save about mid-way through the first half, deflecting a corner kick by Rifle’s Jessica Bracamontes.
Roaring Fork got on top of the Bears early in the game and stayed there through most of the first half, boxing in Rifle at their end of the field and taking a 2-0 lead to the locker room.
The closest the Bears could get to the scoreboard happened about three minutes into the second half when an Adamarya Nagaya kick hit the cross bar and bounced back into the field of play.
Wikcum closed out Roaring Fork’s scoring with a goal at the 9:42 minute mark in the second half.
Roaring Fork continues its soccer season with a road game at Delta at 4 p.m. on March 16, and a road game at Vail Mountain at 11 a.m. on March 18. Their first game after spring break is at home against Coal Ridge at 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, the boys baseball record dropped to 0-3 after their loss to the Bulldogs. Roaring Fork collected eight hits, with Ralph Good going 3-4, Drew Broadhurst 2-4, Ronnie Petatan 2-3 and Layne Crips 1-2.
The Rams next game is at home against Meeker at 4 p.m. on March 28.
The track team got the season going at the Pallisade Bulldog Relays on March 11. They return to track and field action for the Rifle Invitational at noon on March 17.
Roaring Fork is also fielding a girl’s junior varsity lacrosse team composed of Carbondale players and those from other local schools. Their first outing is an away game at Grand Junction starting at 11 a.m. on April 1.