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Demons score prom dates, win over Devils

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Jeff Caspersen Post IndependentGlenwood Springs' Corey Gera, left, and Eagle Valley goalkeeper Lauren Thorpe chase down the ball during Wednesday's game in Glenwood.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Glenwood Springs senior Savanna Pearson didn’t hesitate when asked which was more nerve-wracking – Wednesday’s soccer game against visiting Eagle Valley or being asked to prom in front of a stadium full of people at halftime of that soccer game.

She laughed, then gave her answer.

“Definitely halftime.”

Pearson wasn’t alone at midfield, though. Teammate Diana Banks was by her side as Connor Denney and Levi Fetterhoff, both sporting suits and holding flowers in their hands, approached.

Once at midfield, Denney and Fetterhoff both dropped to a knee and popped the prom question. Judging by the mini fist pumps they gave as they walked off the field, they got the answer they wanted.

“Best prom ever!” said Pearson, whose prom date is Denney.

As for the soccer game against the Devils, that also went well for Pearson, Banks and the Demons. Glenwood won handily, 7-0.

Michaela Mansfield had a pair of goals. Pearson and her twin sister, Josie, had a goal apiece, as did Holly Brown, Corey Gera and Jenna Brown.

Lilly McSwain and Holly Brown each finished with a pair of assists. Jenna Brown and Mansfield each had one helper as Glenwood improved to 2-1-1.

“We had to get ourselves focused and organized,” Demons coach Steve White said. “It had been a long layoff for us. We had 16 days without a game. This was just an opportunity to get back on track. It was a good result.”

Next up for White’s squad is a trip to Steamboat Springs on Saturday.

“That’s a major match for us, especially at their place,” the coach said. “We need to be organized and competitive to stay with them.”

Glenwood did take one piece of bad news away from Wednesday’s game. Goalkeeper Dani Turley dislocated her thumb and will likely miss some time.

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