Summit High boys soccer blasts Palisade; two Tigers golfers shoot below 80 at regional, qualify for states
The Summit Tigers varsity boys soccer team ran away with an emphatic home victory over Palisade on Saturday morning with a final score of 9-1.
After a somewhat tight first half that saw the Tigers enter the break with a 2-1 lead, Summit blew the game wide open in the second half with seven unanswered goals.
Tigers midfielder and senior leader Evan Wolfson earned a hat-trick on Saturday with three goals to go with one assist. Wolfson was joined by fellow senior offensive playmaker Ismael Valenzuela and junior Kevin Perez as the Tigers who scored multiple times on Saturday, as each added two goals to the cause. Summit junior Maschelle Kepple and sophomore Ivan Gutierrez also scored for the Tigers on Saturday. Eight different players assisted on goals, including: Wolfson, Valenzuela, Kepple, Perez, Gutierrez, junior Saul Enriquez Munoz, senior Angel Rios and senior Peter Haynes.
In goal, Tigers senior Michael Sandoval came up with three saves while sophomore Wylam Mocatta added two of his own. Summit held the corner kick advantage 9-5 for the game.
With the win, Summit improved their record to 2-2 and 1-1 in the 4A Western Slope League on the year. The Tigers are scheduled to play next on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Tiger Stadium, hosting Steamboat Springs (5-0, 4-0).
A pair of Summit High School golfers broke 80 at Monday’s regional golf competition at Indian Peaks Golf Course in Lafayette.
Tigers golfers Logan Pappas and Ryley Cibula scored a 6-over 78 and a 7-over 79, respectively, at the regional meet to lead Summit in scoring. The scores ranked Pappas and Cibula in 12th and 14th place at the 60-competitor regional meet, which was won by two Montrose golfers who each scored 3-under 69s: Micah Stangebye and Jordan Jennings.
The third-lowest score for the Tigers on Monday was shot by Tyler Nakos (15-over, 87) while Summit’s Collin Moore added a 19-over 91.
For the team competition, Summit finished in fifth place of the 15 schools that took to the Indian Peaks course. The top three scores for Summit combined for a 28-over 244 that placed the Tigers ahead of such schools as Denver North (251), Palisade (254) and Battle Mountain (257). Summit finished behind regional champion Montrose (2-under, 214), Mullen (217), Steamboat Springs (219) and Conifer (236).
Both the Summit Tigers boys and girls cross-country teams earned top-10 finishes at Saturday’s 20-team Eagle Valley Invitational at the Gypsum Crek Golf Course.
Junior Max Bonenberger continued his top-flight season with another top-10 individual performance, this time running to ninth place in the 244-runner boys race with a time of 17 minutes and 30 seconds. Bonenberger was followed by teammates Sam Burke (23rd, 17:57), Chris Rohlf (44th, 18:45), Giovanni Marquez (46th, 18:46), Filippo Nardella (53rd, 19:04) Mike Thebeau (58th, 19:09) and Korben Long (61st, 19:14).
Summit saw three Tiger runners finish in the top-40 of the 191-runner girls race, led by Grace Staberg’s 13th-place finish in 20:39. Staberg was joined in that top group by Summit senior leader Morrison Donovan (28th, 21:35) and Alice Wescott (36th, 22:01).
The Tigers cross-country team will next compete on Friday at the Loveland Sweetheart Invitational.
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