Glenwood can’t keep up with Montrose
Montrose was a bit too quick for Glenwood Springs Saturday.Speedster Mollie Gurule scored two goals and assisted on the other to lead the Indians to a 3-0 victory over Glenwood in the season opener for both teams at Stubler Field.
“They have two really fast players,” said Glenwood senior Jacquie Romero of Gurule and Felichia Trujillo. “Tobie (Rippy) is our fastest player, and they were burning by her.”Two of Montrose’s goals came on clean breakaways. Gurule opened the scoring with 8 minutes left in the first half, beating Glenwood goalie Jessica Boat to the high corner. Gurule struck again early in the second half with a tough angle shot to the far corner, and Trujillo sealed the game with a breakaway goal with less than 6 minutes left in the game.Despite the loss, Demons head coach Linda Loman saw plenty to be happy about, considering it was the first game of the season and a number of new players were on the field.
“I saw some really great things,” Loman said. “Jacquie played a great game and has really stepped up this year to be a leader. Tobie worked hard, did a lot of running and played really physically.”Glenwood was a little tentative in the first half but started getting in the groove and getting solid chances in the second half. Glenwood had back-to-back corner kicks that lead to scoring chances midway through the second half, and Theresa Tonozzi just missed wide right on a breakaway with 18 minutes left that would have cut the margin in half. Unfortunately, the Demons weren’t able to capitalize on the chances.”We had a lot of opportunities. That’s kind of good and kind of bad” since the opportunities weren’t converted into goals, Loman said. “I feel like we are going to see this team scoring a lot of goals.”
In the final 10 minutes the Demons slowed down, and the faster Montrose squad took advantage with the clinching goal.”The first game is always like that,” said Romero of the late-game fatigue. “You always forget how big the field is.”Boat had a solid game with 13 saves. Glenwood finished with 9 shots.The Demons play at Delta on Tuesday to open their league schedule.
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