Glenwood soccer team falls to defending champ Broomfield
BROOMFIELD, Colorado ” A bad break is often enough to rattle a team off course.
Such was the case for the Glenwood Springs boys soccer team on Saturday.
The moment Broomfield sunk a penalty kick early in the teams’ Class 4A second-round state playoff game, the Demons’ momentum tailed off.
With a goal on the board, the defending state-champion Eagles showed Glenwood no mercy, adding three more scores before all was said and done to record a 4-0 win and advance to the state quarterfinals.
“It’s a heartbreaker,” said Mount, whose team wrapped the year at 12-4-1 overall. “That first PK seemed to throw us off our rhythm a little bit.”
Garret Seitz, Tom McNary, Will Roberts and Landon Roos all scored goals for the Eagles, who improved to 15-1-1 on the season and knocked Glenwood out of the playoffs for a second straight season. Last year, Broomfield beat the Demons 6-0 in the first round.
It was a heart-wrenching conclusion to a breakout season for the Demons, who finished second in the 4A Western Slope League behind Eagle Valley and beat Alameda 4-0 in their playoff opener.
“It was an emotional scene at the end,” Mount relayed. “Everyone came together and the seniors thanked the underclassmen.”
Those seniors left a solid work in progress for their younger teammates.
“We’ll be losing about seven seniors,” Mount said, “but what we have coming up is very impressive. We were starting two freshmen on this year’s squad, we’ll have a wealth of freshmen coming up from the JV looking to take the top spots and our junior class is really solid. We’re looking for good things next year.”
Broomfield, the third seed in the 32-team 4A playoff bracket, has won two of the last three state titles. The only year in that stretch the Eagles didn’t win it ” 2006 ” they were runners-up.
Next up for Broomfield is a Wednesday meeting with Niwot, which beat Castle View 2-0 on Saturday.
Western Slope schools still alive in the 4A quarterfinals include Eagle Valley, which defeated Mullen 2-1 on Friday, and Montrose, which edged Fossil Ridge 3-2 on Saturday.
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