Demons to open soccer state players on the road |

Demons to open soccer state players on the road

Glenwood Springs has become the Rodney Dangerfield of high school girls soccer.

Saturday’s dominating 6-1 win over previously state-ranked Skyline earned the Demons no respect among the members of the state playoff seeding committee.

Instead of getting a home game that coach Steve White had hoped for after the Skyline win, the Demons have to go on the road, and have drawn a formidable opponent for their first-round playoff match.

Glenwood, who raised their seasonal record to 12-2-1 on the win, was seeded ninth among the 16 teams who remained alive in the Class 4A playoffs after Saturday’s opening round.

The Demons play St. Mary’s Academy (15-0), the No. 8 seed, in Englewood.

The game’s date, location and time have yet to be agreed upon by the two schools. But, all first-round games according to the Colorado High School Activities Association must be played by May 11.

St. Mary’s blitzed through the Metro League while wrapping up the league crown. They were unbeaten in 10 games and unscored on in nine league contests.

After last week’s 5-0 playoff win over Colorado Springs’ Widefield, the Wildcats have outscored their opponents 89-2 and have posted six straight shutout wins.

Offensively, St. Mary’s is led by forwards Kaite Ferraro (17 goals, 11 assists) and Kelly Burke (16 goals, 3 assists).

The Class 3A state playoffs also get under way later this week when Western Slope League champ Basalt (13-1) hosts Ridgeway (7-6-1).

If both area teams win, the quarterfinal matches must be held by May 15. Those games will be played at the higher seeded team’s field.

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