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Sports roundup: FLC soccer shuts out Adams

Edwards leads golfers in New Mexico
Quinn Bosanko of Fort Lewis College fights off a Texas Permian Basin defender earlier this season. Bosanko scored his first collegiate goal Friday to help FLC beat Adams State. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

The Fort Lewis men’s soccer team snapped a two-game skid by shutting out Adams State University on Friday 2-0.

Senior Brantley Bice gave FLC a 1-0 lead in the 40th minute, settling a loose ball off a corner kick and then burying a shot.

True freshman Quinn Bosanko then scored his first collegiate goal in the 55th minute, skipping in a low shot from about 35 yards out to put FLC up, 2-0.

The shutout was also Fort Lewis’ first of the season, and the Skyhawks limited Adams to just a single shot on goal in the game.

FLC cross-country races in California

The Fort Lewis men’s and women’s cross-country teams raced Saturday at the UC Riverside Invitational.

Senior Makiah Salzano finished seventh in the 5k in 18 minutes, 17.7 seconds to lead the FLC women to a ninth-place team finish.

“We had a great day in California, and the sea-level oxygen did not disappoint,” said women’s head coach Brett Sublett. “Four of our five women had personal bests today. This was a great building block for us, and we all experienced some positive moments throughout the meet.”

The men’s team ended up placing 11th out of 24 teams in the race.

Steven Nez ran the program’s second-fastest ever 8k time of 24:43.2 at the race, which was good enough to finish 34th. John Ngaruiya ran the school’s fifth fastest 8k, 24:51.8, to finish 42nd.

The teams will next race at the Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango, on Oct. 1.

FLC volleyball

The Fort Lewis College volleyball team faced its toughest opponent of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling to No. 6 Metropolitan State University of Denver in straight sets (25-20, 25-12, 25-23) in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action.

FLC golf

Senior captain Darren Edwards led the Fort Lewis men’s golf team at the RJGA South Central Shootout in Albuquerque. Edwards finished 14th in the 54-hole tournament at +5. Edwards was tied for the lead after shooting a 3-under 69 in the first round while battling illness. Edwards shot a 79 in the second round, but recovered to shoot a 73 Tuesday to jump 17 positions.

“A little under the weather doesn't even describe it. I really thought about pulling him he was that sick, but long story short with him; he's a leader, and that's why he’s the captain of the team,” coach Jim Foltz said of Edwards. “He leads by example, and you know what you're going to get. The 79 he shot in Round 2, he just ran out of gas from being sick. But knowing him and talking with him, he wanted to push through and keep going.”

FLC finished 10th out of 16 teams.

Durango High School softball

On Saturday, the DHS softball team traveled to the Front Range for a pair of games against Thomas Jefferson and Silver Creek. Durango, however, lost the games 21-9 and 11-4.

DHS, however, rebounded from the losses to beat Montezuma-Cortez 10-3 on Monday. Teagan Kehm went 3-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs in the win.

The Demons are now 11-5 overall.

DHS volleyball

After playing a nail-biter Friday against Montrose, the Durango volleyball team returned to the court on Saturday to take on Fruita Monument.

Fruita, however, was able to give Durango its second loss in a row, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-22.

DHS is now 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the 4A/5A Southwestern League while Fruita stayed on top of the league standings at 9-2, 3-0.

DHS soccer

The Durango boys soccer team returned to Grand Junction on Saturday to take on the Fruita Monument Wildcats. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Durango, however, is still unbeaten at 7-0-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the 5A/4A Southwestern League.

Ignacio volleyball

The Ignacio volleyball team took down Dolores in four games on Tuesday. Ignacio won the contest 25-22, 25-16, 19-25 and 25-20.

The Bobcats improved to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the San Juan Basin League with the win. Dolores slipped to 5-6, 3-1.