Demon soccer team boosts win streak to three straight
The Glenwood Springs Demons girls soccer players seem to be doing a good job of putting last week’s loss to rival Rifle out of their minds.
Since the loss, which dropped the Demons to third in the Class 4A Western Slope League, Glenwood has gone on a three-game tear, beating Delta County (Cedaredge), Evergreen and Moffat County on consecutive days.
“We’ve definitely had an upswing after the Rifle loss,” Glenwood coach Steve White said.
Chelsea Strautman, who has recently moved back to the midfield from forward, netted a pair of goals to lead the Demons to a 7-0 shutout of Delta County at Cedaredge on Thursday night.
Glenwood goalie Keegan Nadon tallied the shutout and also scored a goal on a penalty kick. Brittney Rippy, Tobie Rippy and Jacquie Romero also scored in the game.
Nadon earned her second shutout in as many days with a 2-0 Glenwood victory over JeffCo League opponent Evergreen on Friday night at Gates Soccer Complex.
“It was her best game of the season,” White said of his keeper.
“She hasn’t faced a lot of pressure and she was able to step up and handle the pressure that Evergreen put on.”
Romero broke the scoreless deadlock with a goal midway through the second and Cassie Carlson, who assisted Romero’s score, gave the Demons a 2-0 cushion in the 70th minute.
Carlson, who wasn’t expected back from a right toe injury until later this week, kept up her solid play with another goal and assist in a 4-1 victory over WSL foe Moffat Saturday afternoon at Gates.
Romero and Heidi Wild added first-half goals for the Demons and Tobie Rippy gave Glenwood a 4-0 lead midway through the second half before Moffat could get on the board.
The Demons (7-2-1 WSL, 9-3-1 overall) play their fourth game in five days Monday at Battle Mountain at 4 p.m.
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