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Lauren Martin Special to the Post IndependentGlenwood Springs' Corey Gera, right, had a hat trick in Saturday's girls soccer game at Delta. Gera and the Demons won the game, 8-0.
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Glenwood girls soccer coach Steve White’s catch phrase for the season is this: “Tradition and success are traveling companions.”

Unfortunately for White and the Demons, one of those traditions seems to be playing in cold rain. Glenwood took to the road Saturday for another in a series of soggy games against Delta.

The Demons took the lead early and never let up en route to an 8-0 win.



Five minutes after the starting whistle, Corey Gera took the ball up the center of the field and kicked it into the right corner of the goal. Three minutes later, Gera took a pass from Lilly McSwain and kicked it over the Delta keeper’s head.

In the second half, both McSwain and Michaela Mansfield took balls up the right side for goals, followed by a third goal for Gera. Glenwood then got three goals in a row in the 32nd, 33rd and 34th minutes.



Josie Pearson scored the first with an assist by Hannah McDermott. Then came a goal by Mariah Martin off a cross by Jenna Brown. Brown finished off the blitz with a goal of her own.

Glenwood’s defense, featuring the likes of Erika Stripp, Sarah Davis, Jackie Knott and keeper Danielle Turley, kept the Panthers off the scoreboard to preserve the shutout.

The Demons now stand at 9-0 in the 4A Western Slope League and at 10-1 overall.

Disastrous first innings plagued Rifle’s baseball team in a pair of Saturday losses to Cedaredge.

The host Bears lost by counts of 12-6 and 9-6 at Deerfield Park in Rifle.

In the 12-6 opener, Rifle surrendered 10 runs in the first inning and, though the Bears chipped away, never recovered. Drew Beach’s grand slam accounted for a good chunk of the damage.

Rifle made six errors and issued 11 walks in the game.

At the plate, Tyler Wilson finished 2 for 2 for Rifle. Hunter Finger had a double and an RBI and Triston Quigley doubled and scored a run. Cody Chick chipped in by going 1 for 2 with a run.

The second game didn’t treat the Bears much better.

Cedaredge stormed out of the gates with a five-run first inning that featured three Rifle errors.

Finger pitched a complete game, allowing just two earned runs. He also went 2 for 4 with three RBIs at the plate.

Luke Buss went 1 for 3 with an RBI for the Bears. Wilson was 1 for 3 with a double and Bailey Hoffmeister was 1 for 2 with two walks.

Rifle dropped to 8-4 overall and to 7-4 in the 3A WSL. Cedaredge improved to 11-3 overall and to 10-3 in league play.

– Ginny Gera contributed to this report


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