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Demon seniors celebrate with win over Bulldogs

They didn’t plan it this way, but the Demon seniors made their last regular-season home game at Stubler Memorial Field an historic one.

All six of Glenwood’s seniors scored a goal in Saturday’s 12-0 thrashing of Moffat County.

The win raised the team’s record to 10-2-1 overall and 7-1-1 in the 4A Western Slope League.

Moreover, the victory over the last-place Bulldogs means that Tuesday’s WSL season finale at Steamboat Springs will be for the league championship and a high seed in the Class 4A Regionals.

As one-sided as the game became, the Demons needed a goal from forward Chelsea Strautman to break a 0-0 tie to get started.

But, after the junior scored her goal in the 16th minute, the Demon seniors took over.

Ashley Holtum made it 2-0 a few moments later. Then it was Sarah Cunningham’s turn to push a shot through the pipes.

Heather Hert nailed home two goals in the 32nd and 33rd minutes to relegate the contest to blowout status.

Then, just before halftime Cassie Carlson and Brieanne Rippy added their names to the scoring column.

Meanwhile, as the Demons’ second-half lead grew to 10-0 on goals by Rebecca Lundin, another score by Holtum and Heidi Wild, senior goalkeeper Kelci Barnes had gotten bored.

Outside of one mild Bulldog charge early in the game, the Demon keeper hadn’t been tested. And she was itching for some activity.

Glenwood coach Steve White sensed Barnes’ restlessness, and he rewarded her by summoning her from the goalie area to take a penalty shot after a Moffat County defender committed a hand-ball violation at the other side of the field.

Barnes fired wide, but she made up for the miss later.

She scored the game’s final goal in the 74th minute after Carlson added her second goal 15 minutes earlier.

The Demons will play at Steamboat Springs at 4 p.m. Tuesday for the league crown.

The Glenwood Springs junior varsity also pickup up another victory on Saturday afternoon. The Demon JV team is 9-0-0 on the season – perfect and undefeated.

Rifle 1, Battle Mtn. 0

Katie Legg scored the only goal of the match on a windy Saturday at Eagle-Vail as the Rifle Bears beat Battle Mountain 1-0 in girls high school soccer.

The Bears finished the conference season 5-3-2. They were 8-5-2 overall.

Their status for the 4A playoffs will hinge on Palisade’s game at Battle Mountain on Tuesday afternoon.


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