Cards weather cold, Central in girls soccer win |

Cards weather cold, Central in girls soccer win

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Lauren Paskett and Hanna Cornelius each scored goals for the Grand Valley High School girls soccer team, who withstood the cold and wet conditions at the GVHS soccer field to prevail, 2-0, over Grand Junction Central’s junior varsity in a non-league game.

Paskett scored in the 17th minute, putting a shot from Ashlynn Speakman into the net after Speakman’s shot rebounded off of Central’s goalkeeper. In the 32nd minute, Cornelius found the ball in a crowd, then punched it into the net for a 2-0 halftime edge that would hold up.

“The conditions weren’t good at all,” Grand Valley coach Eric Sarno said. “I wish I could have played today because it was so cold on the bench, so it couldn’t have been very comfortable for the girls.

“It was pretty sloppy,” the coach continued. “But overall, I thought we held the better of possession and quality chances.

Erin Schukers finished with 10 saves in goal to earn the shutout. Grand Valley (6-1-0 overall, 3-1-0 Class 3A Western Slope League play) is scheduled to play again Thursday at Vail Christian.

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