GSHS forfeits game against Steamboat |

GSHS forfeits game against Steamboat

The Glenwood Springs girls soccer team knew it would be a bit short-handed for Thursday’s scheduled game at Class 4A Western Slope League-leading Steamboat.

And when a couple of players didn’t make it to school due to illness, the Demons decided the prudent move would be to take a forfeit, according to Glenwood Springs High School athletic director Steve Cable.

With the forfeit, Glenwood drops to 5-5-1 in league play, but can still qualify for the playoffs with a victory in the season finale against Battle Mountain at Stubler Memorial Field on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Rifle and Glenwood are battling for the final playoff spot. Rifle has completed its regular-season slate with a league record of 6-5-1. A Glenwood victory Saturday would draw the Demons even with the Bears, and Glenwood holds the head-to-head tiebreaker after posting a 1-0-1 record against Rifle during the regular season.

Of course beating Battle Mountain is far from a gimme. The Huskies (9-1) are second in the league behind Steamboat (10-0). In the first meeting between the Demons and Battle Mountain, the Huskies shut out Glenwood 3-0.

Steamboat and Battle Mountain both have two league games remaining and meet in the final game of the regular season on Tuesday.

In other schedule changes:

– The tennis dual between Glenwood Springs and Greeley West scheduled for today has been canceled.

– The girls soccer battle between Basalt and Roaring Fork has also been moved from Saturday to Tuesday. The game begins at 4 p.m. at Basalt High School. Basalt has already sealed its seventh consecutive league title, while Roaring Fork entered Thursday’s action tied for second in the league with Eagle Valley with a record of 5-3.

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