Cougars squeak by Demons
Sometimes it only takes one goal. Glenwood Springs outshot and outplayed its opponent Wednesday, but wasn’t able to win the battle on the scoreboard.Staff ReportSometimes it only takes one goal. Glenwood Springs outshot and outplayed its opponent Wednesday, but wasn’t able to win the battle on the scoreboard.Niwot’s Michael Henzel got his head on a corner kick as the No. 12-seed Cougars averted an upset with a 1-0 victory over No. 21 Glenwood at Niwot High School in the first round of the Class 4A boys state soccer tournament.”The entire team did exactly what we asked them to do,” Glenwood coach Bob Guska said. “We asked them to give us 100 percent, and they gave us 110 percent.”We had several quality opportunities in the first half. (Niwot) was definitely outplayed in this game,” he added. Glenwood was able to control the action, according to Guska, but some near misses and good defensive plays by Niwot ultimately decided the contest.”The key for us was our one-touch and two-touch passing, and our boys’ spirits. They came with no intention of coming home with the loss,” Guska said. “(But) one ball hit the side of the net instead of going in and another was headballed off the (goal) line by their defender. Their goalie was not exceptional, but it seemed like we couldn’t quite find the corners of the net.”Glenwood finishes the season with an overall record of 12-3-1. Niwot (12-4) advances to the second round against No. 5 Greeley Central (14-2), which defeated Centaurus 3-1 on Tuesday.Glenwood finishes the season with an overall record of 12-3-1. Niwot (12-4) advances to the second round against No. 5 Greeley Central (14-2), which defeated Centaurus 3-1 on Tuesday.
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