Glenwood strikes from bench against ‘Dogs
By Phil SandovalPost Independent Staff
In this case, a little discipline was good.Zack Stepp and Pat Shepard watched the first half of Saturday’s Glenwood Springs-Moffat County game from the bench for breaking a team rule.When the two Demons were allowed to enter the game after intermission, they made up for their errors quickly, leading Glenwood to a 2-1 Class 4A Western Slope League victory.A goal by Shepard in the 57th minute knotted the game at 1-all. Eight minutes later Stepp nailed home the game-winner on a rebound to the far right post.
“We knew we were a better team, but you have to play regardless of the conditions,” said Glenwood coach Bob Guska.Conditions included a 26-minute lightning delay and a vastly-improved Bulldog team.”It was a tough game and (Moffat) was a tough team to come back on,” Guska said.Bulldog Kyle Larmey broke a scoreless tie in the first minute of the second half when he redirected teammate Rowen Dubois’ pass in the penalty box past Demon goalie Thais Kulwiec and into the lower corner of the near post.
After the lightning delay, which came shortly shortly after the Bulldogs’ goal early in the second half, the Demon offense started to mount some pressure.Adrian Castillo had a strong drive stopped and the Bulldogs blocked another shot off the recoil. Glenwood also had two promising offensive pushes whistled for offsides before Shepard scored.Stepp’s goal unraveled the previously under-control Bulldogs. In the remaining 15 minutes of play, Moffat County’s play became rougher – drawing two yellow cards and a red card violation.Glenwood (2-0, 1-0 Western Slope League) faces league foe Palisade at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction Tuesday.Glenwood (2-0, 1-0 Western Slope League) faces league foe Palisade at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction Tuesday.
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