Glenwood absorbs 5-0 loss to Battle Mountain
EAGLE-VAIL – The Battle Mountain soccer team has changed the Demons league hopes this season..The Huskies, after beating Glenwood Springs, 5-2, Saturday in Eagle-Vail finished their first go-round through the 4A Western Slope League with a perfect 6-0 mark.”Our goal now is to definitely shoot for a second-place finish in the league,” Glenwood coach Bob Guska said. “I think (Battle Mountain) is going to be one of the stronger teams in the league that I’ve seen. It’s like our team was a couple of years ago. It’s easy to see that they have enough strength to cover as long as they don’t get injured and lose guys to grades or anything like that, they should be the No. 1 team in the league.”The Huskies aren’t quite yet taking a victory lap. There’s a lot of soccer to be played.”It’s a nice thing to be the ones for whom everybody’s shooting,” Huskies coach David Cope said. “We know that the second half of the season will be difficult. We have trips to Rifle, Steamboat and Glenwood and those are difficult games. But, the boys have a lot of pride playing on this field and they also are aware that they would like to make an impact on the state level.””It’s tough because everyone’s gunning for us,” said Dane Jacobs, who scored the Huskies’ first goal. “We’re the team to beat. Everyone’s out for us. To knock us off one game would be huge for them. We’ve just got to keep going.”But, Battle Mountain is on a roll having surfed the net – W-W-W – against Steamboat, Moffat and Glenwood this week. The Huskies finished the week in style against the Demons, starting with Jacobs. He crushed one in from outside the box 15 minutes into the game.Just afterward, Glenwood dug itself a hole. The Demons’ Arturo Ponciano popped Battle Mountain’s Kyle Moore – and he got a red card for it. Glenwood would play most of the game with just nine field players.”Playing short 90 percent of the game against the team of this quality wasn’t easy to take,” Guska said. “I can’t dispute the call. We take it for what it’s worth. But, it was definitely a good, strong team we were playing against.”Jacob’s goal definitely woke up the Huskies, who were a bit sluggish early. The Huskies got another spark when Edgar Hernandez fed Banner for his 12th goal of the season in the 38th minute.Those two hooked up again in the 58th, but not before Moore to Tyler Cole to Isaac Anderson put the Huskies up, 3-0. Anderson’s goal was a nice reward for the junior whose excellent play has gone unnoticed this season.Jose Pavon capped the scoring at 5-0. Glenwood Springs host Palisade on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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