Fossil Ridge 3, Legacy 1  
At Fossil Ridge
Legacy (7-3-1, 3-2-1) 1 0 — 1
Fossil Ridge (6-2-1, 3-0) 2 1 — 3  
Goals (assists) — Fossil Ridge: Dimitri Sofias (unassisted), 16th minute; Legacy: Tanor Rainwater (Danny Mooney) 18th minute; Fossil Ridge: Hunter Robinson (Adam Blair), 38th minute; Fossil Ridge: Jake Nelson (Hunter Robinson), 42nd minute.
(Min-Goals allowed-Saves)  —Legacy: Hernandez (80-3-1); Fossil Ridge: King (80-1-2) 

The nasty sleet washing over the Front Range Saturday morning, provided the perfect gloomy backdrop for Legacy soccer.

The Lightning lost to Front Range League opponent Fossil Ridge 3-1, falling for the second time this week, the team’s first back-to-back loss of the season. But unlike Horizon squeaking past Legacy 1-0 on Tuesday, Saturday had a obvious outside element in play.

“These were tough conditions…, but (Fossil Ridge) played in the same weather we played,” Legacy coach Tony Romano said. “The difference was, they obviously did a better job handling the elements than we did.”

Both teams struggled in the attacking zone to start, but once Legacy (7-3-1, 3-2-1) and the Sabercats (6-2-1, 3-0) found their touch the teams took big swings at each other.

It took little time for Legacy to answer back when Dimitri Sofias knocked home the first goal of the evening, striking the near post in the 16th minute.

Tanor Rainwater had Legacy back in the game 2-minutes later, when he hooked up with one of his midfielders. The forward equalized the game in the 18th minute with a back-door goal, Danny Mooney set up with his cross-goal feed.

“I got us that goal and I thought it would give us some momentum, but it was really hard to keep going with everything that was going on,” Rainwater said. “The weather was really tough.”

Fossil Ridge worked a strong possession game that created few looks on goal, with the Sabercats only putting four shots on frame to Legacy’s three. But when the Fort Collins team had a look on net, it did not need a second invitation to strike.

And the Sabercats did strike heading into and coming out of half.

Fossil Ridge took compete control of the match, booting home the final two goals of the afternoon. Hunter Robinson broke the 1-1 tie in the Sabercats’ favor the 38th minute; then Jake Nelson gave the team a commanding lead finding net in the 42nd minute.

“I know They have been giving people problems and we are still trying to figure out who we are and our own identity.” Fossil Ridge coach Robb Ball said. “With that said, we just tried to keep it simpleand not think too much and go out there and work.”

Legacy attempted to rebound from the blow, but on got two shots off in response to Fossil Ridges’ goal.

“We never gave up on the game, but once you go down by two it becomes a pretty tough hill to climb,” Rainwater said.