Huskies dominate Demons, 9-1
EDWARDS ” Kelsey Sanders may want to ask her track coach, Rob Parish, to schedule a few more meets, for her soccer coach’s sake.
The Battle Mountain forward scored four goals in her team’s 9-1 win over Glenwood Springs Tuesday in Edwards after winning the long jump in the Huskies’ track meet shortly before the soccer game.
“It must be my good luck charm, huh? It worked,” Sanders said.
Battle Mountain soccer coach David Cope was impressed with Sanders’ dual sports performance, which brought about a comparison to another Sanders.
“We were talking about doing the Deion Sanders thing, trying to get a police escort to bring them back from the track meet,” Cope said..
And for the second game in a row, the Huskies’ Julia Burnett joined Sanders in recording a hat trick.
There was almost a third Battle Mountain magician, as Kate VanHee netted two goals, and had a chance for another, but opted to pass.
Glenwood Springs was without the services of several injured players going up against a highly touted Huskies’ squad.
“We had some younger players who came in and some players playing different spots to fill in for injuries,” said Glenwood Springs coach Linda Flohr. “They contributed the best they could. (Battle Mountain) is a great team. You certainly want to be healthy and rested when you play them.”
The Demons cut the Huskies’ lead in half at 2-1 on a free kick. Chelsea Vallario bent a free kick to the left post, and Battle Mountain goalie Kori Landauer made her only mistake of the game, letting the ball past her thinking it was going wide.
After the Demons’ goal, the Huskies stormed right back and earned a 5-1 lead by halftime.
“They have a lot of players run through and some great passing,” Flohr said.
Burnett, VanHee and Sydney Nichols each had two assists.
As a rule, Cope takes his players out of the game after they score three goals. But before Cope could get a substitution, Sanders netted another one.
Glenwood (0-5-0 league, 0-5-1 overall) hosts Moffat County Thursday at GSHS’ Stubler Memorial Field.
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