Demons shut out at Summit
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
FRISCO, Colorado – Summit High School’s footwork and speed produced 29 shots on goal during Thursday’s soccer game against Glenwood Springs. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the Demons’ senior keeper, Jose Betencourt, sent most back into the field.
Regardless, Summit left the pitch with a 3-0 victory in Thursday’s match, led by senior forwards Evan Feldman and Alan Roque and senior midfielder Cesar Serrano – who each had a goal. Both teams are now 1-1.
Despite 16 shots on goal – with none going to the back of the net – in the first half, Summit’s players came back out onto the field with power and intensity unmatched by Glenwood Springs.
Demons head coach Steve White noticed Summit’s speed on the field.
“They are bringing a great level of play into this league,” the coach said, adding that he thinks Summit, Steamboat, Glenwood and Battle Mountain will be teams to watch in the Western Slope League.
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Roughly six minutes into the second half, Roque and Serrano assisted Feldman to finally break the barrier, sending the ball careening into the net.
About five minutes later, Roque beat Glenwood’s defense, breaking away for another goal. Roque then helped senior midfielder Bryan Daniel for the third and final score.
“We were up against a good goalie,” Summit head coach Tommy Gogolen said, but he also said he was proud of his team’s effort in pressuring their opponent and keeping the ball at the opposite end of the field.
Senior keeper Erick Gamboa had two saves in the game and saw little action.
Gogolen also highlighted the performance of Max Ortiz, who played well throughout the game.
“He played phenomenally. He’d be my MVP for this game,” Gogolen said.
White highlighted Betencourt’s performance, which at some points had him laying out sideways in the air to make a save.
“He’s an incredible athlete,” White said. “He reads the game well.”
Senior center midfielder Mats Rosen’s play was also a highlight for the Demons.
“He played his heart out and raised his level of play to the game presented,” White said.
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