Prep Sports Roundup: Demons wake up, knock off Central
Glenwood Springs’ boys soccer team got off to a rather inauspicious start at Grand Junction Central on Tuesday.
The Demons fell behind 2-0 after just six minutes. They somehow mustered the mettle for a comeback, though, beating the host Warriors, 6-3.
Brandon Martinez got it started with a goal in the 14th minute. Mats Rosen assisted. Then came an Alex Stepniewski-assisted goal by Colton Witherell in the 16th minute.
Glenwood wasn’t done.
Rosen added a 23rd minute goal off an assist by Mauricio Ocha-Escandon and then Ocha-Escandon found net two minutes later and, just like that, the Demons had a 4-2 lead. Ocha-Escandon’s goal came on a combination pass from Rosen and Will Osier.
“Central had us on our heels,” Glenwood coach Steve White said. “We were thinking, ‘Gosh, here we go again. We’re down in a hole.’ … The boys never panicked, never gave up. We kept out composure. Once we got on the scoreboard, got the two quick ones, it was all us for quite a while.”
The Demons scored twice in the second half, with Gabriel Yen and Witherell burying penalty kicks.
Glenwood (5-9) will close out it season Thursday against visiting Rifle.
Edgar Enriquez put Coal Ridge on the board early and Charles Apostolik closed it out with a late goal to deliver Coal Ridge a 2-0 boys soccer win at Moffat County on Tuesday.
“It was a really good game,” said Titans coach Mike Mikalakis, whose team improved to 13-1 overall and to 5-1 in 3A Region 3 play. “Moffat played one heck of a defensive game.”
Coal Ridge will close out the regular season at home against Grand Valley on Thursday.
Roaring Fork bolstered its case to make the 3A boys soccer state playoffs with a 5-2 win at Moffat County on Monday.
Five different Rams finished with goals – Kike Abarca, Ben Carpenter, Eduardo Medina, Jack Fischer and Misael Ramos.
Carpenter and Abarca had assists for Roaring Fork, which closed out the regular season at 10-3-1 overall and 4-2-1 in 3A Region 3 play.
Basalt scored four goals in each half to beat host Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Tuesday, 8-0.
The season-ending defeat dropped the Oysters to 3-6-1.
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