Seniors lift Glenwood past Eagle Valley |

Seniors lift Glenwood past Eagle Valley

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The seniors on Glenwood Springs High School’s girls soccer team made Saturday a day to remember.

On the afternoon they were honored for their contributions to the program, they contributed in a big way to an 8-0 win over visiting Eagle Valley.

Leah Mansfield scored three goals and distributed three assists, Sarah Treese scored twice, Nikki Pearson chipped in a goal and an assist and Allie Rippy, Kendall Strautman and Bryttnie Evans each had assists as the Demons improved to 11-1-0 overall.

“I pretty much started all the seniors and tweaked our lineup a little bit,” Glenwood coach Bryan Stoltzfus said. “We pretty much kept the seniors in there the whole time.”

Megan Gould, Ruth Sanchez, Mansfield, Treese, Pearson, Rippy, Strautman and Evans were all honored on Saturday in what was supposed to be Glenwood’s final regular season home game.

Despite the recent storm postponing Thursday’s home meeting with Steamboat Springs to Wednesday, the Demons decided to keep Saturday’s Eagle Valley game as their senior game.

Helping the seniors to victory against the Devils were sophomore Michaela Mansfield, who had a goal, and junior Hannah McDermott, who assisted one of Treese’s scores.

Junior Kenzie Kuhn and sophomore Dani Turley combined on a shutout in net for the Demons, who travel to Moffat County on Tuesday, host Steamboat Springs on Wednesday and play at Basalt on Thursday.

RIFLE, Colorado – Delta’s baseball team swept Rifle in a Saturday doubleheader, beating the Bears by scores of 18-1 and 9-6.

Michael Cash went 2-for-3 for the Bears in the 9-6 loss. He doubled, tripled and drove in a run. Ryan Moeller was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Ricardo Quezada, Tyler Wilson and Moeller each had a hit in the 18-1 defeat for Rifle.

The Bears fell to 8-10 overall and to 6-8 in the 4A WSL with the losses, while Delta improved to 11-4 overall and to 9-2 in league.

DELTA, Colorado – Roaring Fork’s baseball team suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Cedaredge on Saturday, losing to the Bruins by counts of 12-5 and 17-5.

The games, originally scheduled to be held in Carbondale, were played in Delta due to the recent winter-like weather in the Roaring Fork Valley.

“They’re a good team and we didn’t play very well,” said Rams coach Tim Nieslanik, whose squad fell to 11-4 overall and to 8-4 in the 3A Western Slope League.

Cedaredge improved to 15-1 overall and to 12-1 in league.

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Hotchkiss swept Grand Valley in a Saturday baseball twin bill, winning by counts of 10-0 and 14-2.

The losses dropped the Cardinals to 2-14 overall and to 2-13 in the 3A WSL.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Saturday’s baseball doubleheader between Glenwood Springs and visiting Palisade as postponed due to soggy field conditions at the Glenwood Springs Middle School diamond.

Weather permitting, the games will be made up Monday at 2 and 4 p.m.

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