Glenwood girls earn sweet victory
Scoring more goals than it had all season, the Glenwood Springs girls soccer team got its first win of the year after beating Moffat County 4-2 in a Western Slope League showdown on Thursday.”That was a team effort,” said head coach Linda Flohr. “We have been working on that and we just needed a little confidence boost because I believe in this team.”With less than two minutes left and the game tied at two, Theresa Tonozzi landed a cornerkick in front of the Bulldog goal and Ayla Dobbs sent it to the back of the net.
“It seemed like it was in slow motion,” Dobbs said of her scoring play. “I saw it coming and I went to kick it and I actually ended up kicking it right off my shin guard and right into the corner. It was awesome. I was really excited.”Only one minute later Glenwood was awarded a free kick at the 25-yard line. Chelsea Vallario sent it to the goal and Corrina Gibson put a foot on it, scoring the team’s fourth goal and sealing the victory.Prior to the win, Glenwood (1-5-0 WSL) had only scored three goals all season. Moffat County fell to 2-5-0 in league.
“We had a tough schedule in the beginning and now we are coming into a part of the schedule where we need to keep going and building off this win,” Flohr said.Moffat County got on the board first when Ashleigh Mann dribbled down the field past the Demon defenders and kicked a roller past Glenwood keeper Anna Kulweic. Less than one minute later, Demon forward Carly Stillman found herself wide open with the ball in front of the goal and popped it in.The game went back-and-forth for the next 20 minutes before Tobie Rippy put a shot on goal and Karlie Anderson hammered in the rebound. The goal put the Demons up 2-1 going into halftime.
The Bulldogs evened the game up again when Mann passed to Shaylyn Kawcak and she popped it over Glenwood’s second-half goalie, Kelsie Hert. The game remained tied up for the next 25 minutes before Dobbs got the game winner.The Demons looked sharper than they had all year, passing the ball cleanly and totaling 16 shots on goal.”I think we got past our block and got our momentum going and started playing more like a team and got our short passes and started talking more. It was good,” Dobbs said. “I think it really gives us a boost and gets us ready for our next game.”
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