Demons put down the hammer |

Demons put down the hammer

Phil Sandoval

CARBONDALE – Both Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork found something to like about themselves during Tuesday’s nonleague girls’ soccer game between the two schools.

The Demons, shut out by Grand Junction in its season-opener last week, discovered their offense and scored seven goals.

Roaring Fork, who was on the back side of the 7-0 loss, found out they have two strong goalkeepers.

In the 27 shots Glenwood took at Ram goalies Jazz Leslie and Alyson Romanus, the two keepers combined for 19 saves.

But the Demon offense was overwhelming. Forward Tobie Rippy scored three goals and Chelsea Strautman added a pair to pace the Demon attack.

Rippy, a freshman, netted her first score in 35th minute by redirecting Amanda Whiting’s lateral pass into an open net. She added her second and third goals in the second half.

Rippy’s score put Glenwood up by two. Strautman had the game’s first goal when she booted a high floating shot over Leslie’s leaping hands in the 23rd minute.

The freshman said the difference in the way the Demons performance compared to last week’s 7-0 loss to Grand Junction was they had come together as a team.

“We’re starting to get used to each other. Now we know what everyone is thinking and we know where to go,” said Rippy.

Demon coach Steve White agrees.

“We finally got ourselves organized on the field,” he said. “Our passing game was excellent and they were moving around a lot and putting good pace on the ball.”

Leslie, who left the goalkeeping chores to Romanus in the second half, had eight saves in 40 minutes of action.

Glenwood midfielder Cassie Carlson, who hit the post earlier with a blast, scored just before halftime to give the Demons a 3-0 lead.

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When the teams resumed play after intermission, Glenwood continued to attack the Rams’ net.

The Demons fired 17 shots at Romanus in the second half and scored four times.

Rippy tapped in Abby Willman’s cornerkick inside the far post in the 55th minute and she raised Glenwood’s lead to 5-0 two minutes later with her third goal.

Whiting scored in the 70th minute. Strautman added the game’s final goal with just over five minutes left.

Keegan Nadon played the entire game in goal for the Demons, recording her first shutout of the 2003 season.

The junior went untested for the most part. Roaring Fork mustered only a handful of offensive attacks, and finished with two shots on goal.

Both teams have league games scheduled on Thursday.

Glenwood, which evened its season record to 1-1 on plays Battle Mountain at Stubler Memorial Field. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.

Roaring Fork (0-1) travels to Olathe for an afternoon contest.

Glenwood Springs 7, Roaring Fork 0

Glenwood 3 4-7

Roaring Fork 0 0-0

GS-Chelsea Strautman (Cassie Carlson), 23:00, GS-Tobie Rippy (Amanda Whiting), 35:00, GS-Carlson (Strautman), 39:00, GS-Rippy (Abby Willman), 55:00, GS-Rippy (unassisted), 57:00, GS-Whiting (unassisted), 70:00, GS-Strautman (unassisted), 74:00.

Montrose shuts out Rifle

RIFLE – The Bears lost their second nonleague game in a row on Tuesday to the visiting Montrose Indians of the Southwestern League, 2-0.

Marcellena Trujillo broke a scoreless tie early in the second half by scoring in the 47th minute. Michelle Berry added the insurance goal with 1:40 remaining. No other information was available.

Rifle (1-2) is off until April 1 when they play a Class 4A Western Slope League game at home against Cedaredge.

Montrose 2, Rifle 0

Montrose 0 2-2

Rifle 0 0-0

M-Marcellena Trujillo, 47:37, M-Michelle Berry, 68:20.

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