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After two postponements because of weather and conflicts with the track team schedule, the Glenwood Ice U14 girls soccer team, at last, got its spring season started on Thursday.

Against Carbondale at Gates Soccer Park on Thursday, the Ice ran away with a 5-0 win.

The first half remained scoreless for the first 22 minutes, despite Glenwood dominating play with the ball rarely crossing the center line.



Eventually, the Ice broke through when Lilly McSwain centered the ball from the right corner to the front of the goal, and Corey Gera slammed it into the net.

In the second half, with the setting sun no longer in players’ eyes, the Ice took control.



Savanna Pearson score the next goal six minutes into the half.

Two minutes later, Michaela Mansfield scored off an assist from Holly Brown.

Another two minutes passed before Mansfield took the ball up the field to send it flying over the Carbondale keeper’s head.

Danielle Turley, playing offense with team newcomer Rachel Rosenberger filling in at goalkeeper, put the final nail in the coffin with a goal off a pass from Jackie Knott.

The Glenwood Ice are returning to Western Slope play after five seasons in the Colorado State League. This spring, the team lost longtime member Hope Whitman to the Glenwood Springs High School team. That, plus early season schedule conflicts with middle school volleyball season, led coaches to opt for the local league once again.

Fitness personality Danny Russo will present a free fitness seminar at Exclusive Athletic Club in Glenwood Springs tonight at 6 p.m.

Russo is a leading researcher in women’s fitness, a nutritionist, a master trainer, a strength coach, author, ABC video personality, fitness consultant to health clubs, hospitals and universities nationwide and founder of the “FEW” program for Women Only.

He will share fitness and nutrition tips in what will be a high-energy, fun seminar.

Information: Kimberly Henrie, Exclusive Athletic Club, 945-9107.

Two Rivers Park will on Saturday play host to the Great Family Trek, which will feature a 5K race. The race begins at 9 a.m. and is followed by a family race at 11 a.m., and then face painting, a climbing wall, bouncy gym, crafts and entertainment.

Racers should register at Two Rivers before 8:30 a.m. The 5K cost is $25 (includes a T-shirt) and a family entry for the 5K is $50 (includes two T-shirts).

Information: Audry, 948-1500.


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