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Glenwood wins soccer opener

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

MONTROSE, Colorado – Donning cleats for the first time this spring, Glenwood Springs’ girls soccer team scored a 2-1 win at Montrose in Friday’s season opener.

Behind a pair of goals by Michaela Mansfield, the Demons took a 2-0 lead into halftime. Holly Brown assisted on both.

Montrose got its lone goal midway through the second half when Glenwood goalkeeper Danielle Turley saved a penalty kick off the post and the Indians converted the rebound.

“We were all kind of standing around in awe of Dani’s save,” Demons coach Bryan Stoltzfus said. “We just forgot to play defense.”

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Glenwood kept Montrose off the board the rest of the way to secure the win.

Given that the Demons’ home field is still covered in snow and that his team has been practicing exclusively indoors, Stoltzfus appreciated the season-opening effort.

“It was the first time we’ve been outside with cleats on,” he said. “I was just impressed with the girls. They played hard. … Being outside and running in the grass is a lot different than in the gym or in the hallways.”

What comes next on the schedule for Glenwood depends largely on the weather.

The Demons’ Tuesday home game against Moffat County has been pushed back to April 13.

Glenwood’s home game against Steamboat Springs on March 13 has not been postponed yet, though it’s unlikely the snow at Stubler Memorial Field will have melted off by then.


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