PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood soccer tops Eagle Valley on German Alvarado’s stoppage-time goal
Glenwood’s boys soccer team sure does seem to have a flair for the dramatics so far this season.
On the road Thursday night at Eagle Valley for a 4A Western Slope League battle, the Demons won on a stoppage-time goal by senior German Alvarado, picking up a 2-1 win to remain unbeaten on the season.
Reid Swanson assisted on Alvarado’s game winner in the final two minutes of the game.
Prior to Alvarado’s heroics, Justin Garces scored in the first half on an assist by Angel Bernal to give the Demons a 1-0 lead. But the Devils came back in the second half, scoring a late equalizer to set up Alvarado’s heroics.
Glenwood improves to 4-0-1 on the season. The Demons travel to Grand Junction Central Saturday for a 9 a.m. matchup with the Warriors, before then traveling to Rifle Tuesday, Sept. 24 for a rivalry matchup with the Bears at 6 p.m.
Salida 3, Coal Ridge 0
Making the long bus trip to Salida Thursday night for a non-league showdown with the Salida Spartans, the Coal Ridge Titans boys soccer team came up short in a 3-0 loss.
Salida came into the matchup ranked in the top 10 in 3A, so it was a big test for the Titans on the road.
The loss drops Coal Ridge to 2-3 on the season. Coal Ridge has another big test coming up at home on Saturday as the Titans host the 5A Mullen Mustangs at ‘The Pasture’ in New Castle at 11 a.m.
The Mustangs came into the year as a preseason top 10 in 5A.
Traveling to Summit County Thursday morning for the Keystone Ranch Invite, the Coal Ridge Titans boys golf team placed 10th overall with a team score of +40, tying with Steamboat Springs. Basalt placed second with a +17, finishing seven strokes behind Mullen in first.
Basalt’s Tyler Sims placed fourth overall with a round of +3, while teammate Blake Exelbert placed tied for 10th with a round of +5.
Coal Ridge senior Austin Gerber tied for 15th with a round of +9, while teammate Myles Galbraith tied for 32nd with a round of +15. Senior Ryan Kotz tied for 39th with a round of +16.
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