The Summit boys soccer team came away with a 2-1 win in double overtime against league rival Steamboat Springs Thursday.
“It was a great game,” head coach Andy Gogolen said, commending his teams effort. “We played to our strengths.”
It was an important win for the team against a league opponent. With the win, Summit goes to 3-0 in league play, tied with Battle Mountain. The Tigers are 3-1 overall on the season, with their one loss in the season opener to Colorado Academy.
It was a tough game for both the Tigers and Sailors, as it rained from the opening whistle through the game’s final overtime goal.
“Weather was a huge factor,” according to coach Gogolen. But even with the slick conditions, goalie Noah Glasco was able to come up with a strong performance.
“He played the best game I’ve ever seen him play,” the coach said.
Steamboat came out strong keeping the ball in Summit territory early on in the first half, and scoring first.
Summit answered with a goal by junior Alex Veleta.
“Alex had a fantastic shot. It was a huge boost going into halftime,” said Gogolen.
Summit came out strong in the second half for what their coach described as “40 minutes of back and forth” against the Sailors.
“Our guys knew the importance of this game,” he said.
The winning goal came from a set play by Joel Wretblad that lead to a header by Mitchel Gray.
Gogolen credits the team’s focus on fitness in training this season for being able to outlast the Sailors in the second overtime.
“We just out willed them,” he said.
The team’s next game is at Eagle Valley Tuesday, Sept 17.
It was a tough week for the girls volleyball team. They lost at Battle Mountain 3-0 Thursday, and fell to Steamboat Springs at home Saturday three sets to one. The lady Tigers were able to generate a lot of points in both games, but were unable to come away with the set wins. Saturday’s game was an evenly matched contest. Summit fell to the Sailors in four sets, 25-15, 25-20, 25-27 and 25-23. The Tigers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 2-5 overall. They will host Eagle Valley (2-1) on Thursday Sept. 19, and head to Evergreen for a C Team Tournament Saturday, Sept. 21.
The Tiger cross country team was in Gypsum for the Eagle Valley Invitational over the weekend. The Tiger girls finished second of seven teams who participated. Sophomore Ruthie Boyd led the way for the girls, finishing third.
The boys team finished third of nine teams, led by Liam Meirow. Meirow finished first overall, setting a meet record with a time of 16 minutes 31 seconds. Their next meet will be Tuesday Sept. 17 in Buena Vista.
After Friday’s game against Chaparral was canceled due to flooding in the Front Range, the Tiger girls rugby team took to their home field Saturday, for the first of five scheduled home games on the weekend.
In the first two games the Tiger girls fielded a mixed squad of JV and varsity players. They took it to Regis Jesuit in the opening game on the day, shutting out their league opponent 51-0. The scoring continued in the second game as the Tigers also shut out Missouri’s Liberty United, 50-0. Summit’s Maddy Hunt-Snyder scored four tries in the game to become the Tiger’s all-time leading try scorer.
Fielding a JV squad for the third game on the day, Summit fell to the visiting Kansas City Dragons 27-21.
The two visiting Missouri teams decided to join forces on Sunday for a one-game friendly against Summit, instead of the two separate games that were originally scheduled. Summit won the friendly 17-7, fielding a mixed JV/varsity squad.
Head coach Karl Barth commented on the weekend full of games on Sunday, “It was good for us, we got a lot of quality playing time for our younger kids,” he said. “We did some really nice things.”
The football and rugby games that were scheduled to be played last Friday were canceled due to front range weather and travel concerns. The football game against Silver Creek has tentatively been rescheduled for Monday Sept. 16 at Longmont High School. The girls rugby team has scheduled their makeup game for Monday, Oct. 7.