Glenwood Springs tops Palisade, 3-0 |

Glenwood Springs tops Palisade, 3-0

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” Michaela Mansfield, Holly Brown and Mariah Martin all scored goals on a frigid Thursday in Grand Junction as Glenwood Springs coasted to a 3-0 girls soccer win over Palisade.

With the artificial turf at Mesa State College’s Walker Field bringing out the best in the Demons’ speedy side, Glenwood went up 1-0 three minutes into the game when Mansfield found net.

Brown added her goal 10 minutes later, and Martin padded Glenwood’s lead with a score just 10 minutes into the second half.

While snow was falling back home for the Demons, coach Bryan Stoltzfus said the conditions in Grand Junction were rather pleasant. Cold, but pleasant and free of precipitation.

“The conditions were great, except for that it was freezing,” the second-year Glenwood coach relayed. “But they were good playing conditions.”

Anna Wiltse and Shannon Ogara-Stand combined on the shutout for Stoltzfus’ Demons, who improved to 4-1-0 overall and to 3-1-0 in the 4A Western Slope League.

“I thought we played really well,” Stoltzfus said. “I thought we played really hard. Palisade’s a good team. They have some good players, but we had the speed. That definitely helped.”

Palisade dropped to 2-2-0 overall.

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