Summit High Sports Wrap-up: Soccer and rugby keep rolling |

Summit High Sports Wrap-up: Soccer and rugby keep rolling

At the halfway point in their season, the Summit boys soccer team is looking to continue their playoff push through the final seven games. The team is in the driver’s seat moving forward, sitting alone at the top of the Western Slope standings at 4-0-1 in-conference and 6-1-1 overall.

The Tigers earned another convincing win over the weekend, beating Delta on the road 4-1. Earlier in the week they also won at Glenwood Springs 1-0, and beat Battle Mountain at home 2-1.

The team will travel to Eagle Valley Thursday, Sept. 25, and Palisade Saturday, Sept. 27.

Following the road games the Tigers will host division rival Steamboat Springs, Tuesday, Sept. 30, in a rematch of their early season tie at Steamboat. The Sailors were in first place before losing to Battle Mountain last week. Summit will close the season with four consecutive home games and a final game at Battle Mountain Oct. 15.

Cross-Country: The Tiger girls put forth another impressive performance in cross-country Saturday finishing second of 15 schools at the Glenwood Springs Invitational. Only 5A power Cherry Creek finished ahead of them. Juniors McKenna Ramsay and Ruthie Boyd led the way once again for the Tigers, finishing third and fourth respectively. The two took control of the lead early along with Basalt’s Hailey Swirbul, but were chased down by Cherry Creek’s Lily Markusch and Devon Peterson. Markusch and Peterson finished first and second. Markush crossed the finish in 19 minutes, 49.08 seconds with her teammate 2 seconds behind. The pair were followed by Ramsay at 19:58.98 and Boyd at 20:01.71.

Cherry Creek’s boys team also finished first at the meet. Summit finished ninth. Senior Colin McGrew was the Tiger’s top finisher at 34th. He ran the course in 18:43. Daniel Book of Cherry Creek won the boys race in 16:50.

Summit will travel to Littleton High School for their next meet Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Rugby: The Summit girls rugby team won in convincing fashion Saturday topping Fort Collins 81-0. The team jumped to 2-0 on the season with the win, keeping their six-season-long win streak alive. They’ll host Chaparral Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

Football: It was another tough outing for the Summit football team Saturday. The Tigers fell on the road to Palisade 36-7 in their first in-conference matchup. The loss drops the team to 1-3 on the season (0-1 in-conference). They will travel to 3-1 Eagle Valley Friday, Sept. 26, and then host Delta for their homecoming game Oct. 3.

Volleyball: The girls volleyball team continued to struggle this week, with losses at Battle Mountain and at home against Palisade. The team has yet to find their first in-conference win at 0-4. The team’s next match is at Eagle Valley Thursday, Sept. 25. They’ll host Rifle Saturday, Sept. 27.

Golf: The Tiger boys golf team wrapped up their season Tuesday with regionals in Durango. The team finished fifth of nine 4A teams at the tournament. Only the top team and a handful of top individuals advance to state. The Tiger team shot a 267, nine strokes below their season average. Summit coach Gary Sorensen described the course as challenging with a number of longer holes. Summit sophomore Keegan Cancelosi led the team with an 87, two strokes back from what Sorensen said is likely to be the cutoff for state. Cancelosi played strong through the middle of his round, scoring even through seven consecutive holes — five pars, a birdie and a bogie. He was the lone underclassman on the varsity team this season and will look to build on his finish next year.

Durango took the top spot in the tournament on their home course, shooting 229 as a team. All four of their golfers finished inside the top 15.

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