Summit High Sports Wrap-up: Fall season in full swing |

Summit High Sports Wrap-up: Fall season in full swing

Summit's Alex Veleta breaks away from a defender during the team's 3-1 loss to No. 2 ranked The Classical Academy. The Tigers dropped to 2-1 following the loss and will face conference rival Steamboat Springs Tuesday.
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Summit High fall sports entered their second full week of action with girls volleyball joining football, soccer, golf and cross-country, kicking off their season Saturday. Girls rugby will join the mix next Saturday with their season opener at home.

Soccer: After a week off from their 2-0 start, the Tiger boys soccer team fell at home to The Classical Academy, 3-1, Saturday. Senior Thomas DeBonville scored the team’s only goal, before hurting his ankle and leaving the game late in the first half. He did not return. Summit coach Tommy Gogolen was hopeful that DeBonville will be ready to go for the team’s game at Steamboat Springs Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Gogolen commended his team’s effort after the game. Summit had a number of opportunities early in a back-and-forth first half. The Titans were able to capitalize on offensives, taking a 2-1 lead into halftime. Without DeBonville in the game, the Titans closed the door on Summit in the second scoring their final goal and limiting the Tigers to only a few attacks.

“There’s a reason why they’re the No. 2 team in the state,” Gogolen said of The Classical Academy after the game. The Titans finished second in the state last year in 3A before moving up to 4A this season. Summit will kick off their in-conference schedule with Tuesday’s game against the Sailors followed by a game at home against Palisade Saturday, Sept. 13.

Cross-Country: The Tiger boys and girls cross-country team travelled to Leadville over the weekend for their second race of the season. The girls team finished with a strong fourth-place effort, a few points out of third. Fourteen schools competed at the annual race. Junior Ruthie Boyd led the way for the team finishing third in 21 minutes, 18 seconds. McKenna Ramsay was the next highest Summit finisher crossing the line in sixth with a 21:50 time. The Tiger boys finished seventh led by senior captain Colin McGrew. He finished 31st in 19:51.

“I’m pleased with their effort,” Summit head coach Heather Quarantillo said Saturday after the meet. “I’m looking forward to seeing how the season progresses. They have lots of potential.”

The team will travel to Eagle Valley next Saturday, Sept. 13.

Rugby: The girls rugby team will begin their quest for their seventh consecutive state title when they host Regis Jesuit in their season opener Saturday, Sept. 13. Head coach Karl Barth said his girls are coming off a solid week of practice and eager to face real competition. The team played in their annual intersquad Green vs. White scrimmage last Thursday.

Volleyball: The girls volleyball team struggled in their season opening tournament over the weekend losing their first three games. Full results were not available at press time. The team will host Steamboat Springs in their home opener Thursday night, Sept. 11.

Golf: The boys golf team will close their regular season this week by hosting the annual Keystone Ranch Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 11.

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