Demons draw Montrose in soccer playoffs
After finishing 9-5-1 in the regular season, the Glenwood Springs boys soccer team landed the No. 27 seed in the 32-team Class 4A state playoff bracket released Sunday by the Colorado High School Activities Association.
The seeding will match Glenwood up with No. 6 Montrose (13-2-0) Wednesday at Montrose. The Indians, who won the Southwestern League, will be led by senior Aaron Tobler, who is third in scoring in the state among 4A players with 24 goals and three assists in 13 games.
Glenwood will be led by the strong offensive combination of Fabian Tapia, Moses Saavadra and Ryan Zerfoss. Seniors Dylan Gallacher, Pat Waller, Isaac Hussain and Giovanny Anaya have been strong for the Demons in the midfield and on defense, while first-year goalkeeper Tim Cashel has stepped up in the net for the Demons.
The Indians earned the top seed from Glenwood’s region, which includes Montrose, Montezuma-Cortez and the Western Slope teams. Eagle Valley (7-7-1) drew the highest seed in the region, pitting the Devils against No. 3 Mullen (10-5-0).
WSL Champion Battle Mountain (11-2-1) received the No. 9 seed and will host a game against No. 24 Mountain Range (11-3-1) on Wednesday. Steamboat took the No. 23 seed and will travel to No. 10 Longmont on Wednesday.
If the Demons win on Wednesday, they will face the winner of the No. 11 Golden-No. 22 Mountain View game on Saturday. The semifinals, on Nov. 4, and finals, on Nov. 7, will be played at Englewood High School. The Demons will need five victories to earn the state title.
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