Aurora Sports Notebook: Rangeview soccer team picks up Week 5 recreation late – Sentinel Colorado

The Rangeview soccer almost didn’t have a game in Week 5, but a last-minute matchup with Northridge in Greeley materialized in time to provide the Raiders a chance to play. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

When Rangeview athletic director Erick Swanson discovered that Boulder didn’t have the Raiders on their schedule for Week 5 of the soccer season as anticipated, he had to put up a Hail Mary of kinds.

Putting out feelers to substitute the sport it had anticipated to play with the Panthers — who instead have Mountain Range on their schedule — Swanson didn’t see a lot hope find a substitute that late for coach Chris Dixon’s team.

But then he got a call from Northridge, a 3A program in Greeley that additionally needed a recreation when its scheduled contest against Eagle Valley received canceled. So the faculties were in a position to make it work and the Raiders will journey north for a 6 p.m. contest Saturday on the Grizzlies’ home field.

“It’s better for us to have that game than nothing,” Swanson stated. “Now, we have the chance to have a full schedule relying on what occurs with the Central recreation.”

Rangeview comes into the game formally at 2-1 with the resolution of its Week 4 game towards Aurora Central still undecided. The Raiders led the Trojans 14-7 early within the fourth quarter when a play spilled onto the sidelines and brought on a reaction of followers within the stands that resulted in the suspension of the game.

Northridge is 4-0 up to now, together with a 52-0 victory over one other Aurora Public Schools program — Gateway — within the opening week of the season.

— Sports Editor Courtney Oakes

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