PREP ROUNDUP: Four-goal night lifts Demons over Delta
DELTA, Colorado – The long bus ride down to Delta didn’t seem to prolong the offensive output by the Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer team Thursday night.
Lillie McSwain scored four goals and had a hat trick by the 20th minute of the second half, helping the Demons earn their first victory of the season with a 5-2 Class 4A Western Slope League win.
“I thought we came back and played really well in the second half,” Glenwood coach Steve White said. “It was a typical Glenwood game at Delta, where we kind of struggle in the first half after that long bus ride.
“But we settled down pretty well in the second half,” the coach continued. “We made some pretty good adjustments and really took control in the second half.”
The Demons (1-1-0) also got a goal and an assist from Jackie Knott, whose goal in the 15th minute put Glenwood up 2-0. McSwain did the rest of the scoring for Glenwood, and Jenna Brown, Laura McDermott, Tasha Jordan and Diana Banks each had assists. Bella Diaz allowed one score in goal and Rachel Rosenburg, who played the last 10 minutes in net, allowed another.
The Demons continue league play when they go to Eagle Valley on Saturday.
PEACH VALLEY, Colorado – Four different players found the net for Coal Ridge High School’s girls soccer team on Thursday, and the Titans recorded their second consecutive shutout to start the season with a 4-0 victory over Moffat County.
Becca Mitchell, Molly Mello and Kelsey Fauser each found the net in the first half, and Mariela Martinez capped the scoring in the second half for the Titans (2-0-0). Cortnay Young record four saves in goal for Coal Ridge, which outshot the Bulldogs 20-4.
“We’re playing well together, and that’s good considering we had to mesh pretty quickly,” first-year Coal Ridge coach Micah Herron said. “We had a lot of girls who just came over from basketball, so they kind of had to step in and meet everyone else’s standards.”
Coal Ridge opened the season on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Grand Junction Central. Fauser and Amanda Wenzel each found the net, and Brooke Esgar recorded the shutout in goal for the Titans.
The Bulldogs, who dropped down into the 3A Western Slope League this season, are off until next Tuesday when they host Grand Valley. Coal Ridge is also off until next Tuesday when the Titans play at Aspen.
MONTROSE, Colorado – Rifle senior Taylor Walters shot an 81 at the par-72 Black Canyon Golf Club, good enough for second place individually in a nine-team league tournament.
Kala Keltz of Montrose, who finished second to Walters in Delta on Wednesday, earned medalist honors by shooting a 77. Alyx Carter of Rifle cracked the top 10, finishing 10th by carding a 92.
Montrose won the team title with a score of 253, with Durango (279) and Grand Junction Central (280) following. Coal Ridge finished ninth with a score of 354.
ASPEN, Colorado – Sarai Zilm earned a convincing victory at No. 1 singles, but Glenwood’s girls tennis team lost a 6-1 decision on the indoor clay courts in Aspen.
Zilm defeated Caroline Godfrey 6-1, 6-2 for her second victory of the season. At No. 3 singles, Glenwood’s Sadie Dickinson lost a 6-3, 7-5 decision to Caroline DeRosa, and Elizabeth Bewetter and Hannah Kaufman picked up a 6-4, 6-4 win against Glenwood’s Kena Farias and Hannah Milsson at No. 4 doubles. Morley Perrin and Ivy Wright also lost a close match, falling to Jenn Coombe and Emily Puder, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 2 doubles.
The Demons play a 10 a.m. Saturday match against Cedaredge before a 1 p.m. Saturday match against Vail Mountain at the Glenwood Springs Community Center tennis courts.
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon closed around 9 p.m. Thursday for a flash flood warning.