HENDERSON | With just two games remaining, the Rangeview girls soccer team has taken pole position in the chase for the East Metro Athletic Conference championship.
With two goals apiece from senior captains Madison Garst and Vanessa Madera, the Raiders cleared a big hurdle with a 4-2 road victory at Prairie View on Thursday night, improving their EMAC-best record to 7-0.
Madera staked Rangeview (9-3) to a two-goal halftime lead with her 16th and 17th goals of the season, while Garst tallied twice on free kicks in the second half and the Raiders held off a late charge that saw Prairie View score twice in the final 10 minutes.
Rangeview won its seventh straight game and dispatched its closest two challengers in the previous two games, as Megan Campbell’s goal stood up in a 1-0 victory over Brighton prior to the win over Prairie View. The Raiders can clinch at least a share of the league title with a victory over Hinkley at 5:30 Tuesday at APS Stadium.
The Thunderbirds themselves improved to 6-2 in the conference with a 4-1 victory over Thornton, boosted by a pair of goals from freshman Teaggan Ilela.
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RANGEVIEW 4, PRAIRIE VIEW 2
Score by halves:
Rangeview 2 2 — 4
Prairie View 0 2 — 2
Rangeview goals: Madison Garst 2, Vanessa Madera 2; Prairie View goals: Allison Maestas, Veronica Walker; Rangeview assists: Ashley Broeker, Garst; Prairie View assists: Danielle Glasmann, Alycia Quintana-McCarthy; Rangeview saves: Belle Helgerson (8 shots on goal-6 saves); Prairie View saves: Haley Pachelo (13 shots on goal-9 saves)