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Lady Demons soccer battles Huskies to second straight 1-1 tie

Glenwood Springs Demon Maya Elias, in red, fights to regain possession of the ball during Tuesday evening's game against the Battle Mountain Huskies at Stubler Memorial Field.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

The Glenwood Springs and Battle Mountain high school girls soccer teams played to a second straight 1-1 tie Tuesday at Stubler Memorial Field.

Both 4A Western Slope League games ended in a knotted score after two overtime periods, as the Demons and Huskies fight for a playoff position in the shortened season.

More important, it was good game experience for a young Glenwood Springs team that’s heavy on freshman, sophomore and junior talent, Demons coach Matt Chilson said.



“It was a fun environment to be a part of, and great for our young roster to get experience in these moments,” he said.

Glenwood senior Tatum Lilly found the net from about 30 yards out late in the first half to give the Demons a 1-0 lead.



The Huskies quickly answered within the first minute of the second half to tie it up, and it was a defensive battle from there on out in regulation and into the extra frames.

Senior goalie Abby Scuton made several great saves to keep the game tied, bolstered by a stout backfield.

“Our defensive effort was outstanding tonight,” Chilson said. “We just struggled to connect on some of our chances in attack through the game.”

The Demons had also finished in a 1-1 on the road at Edwards on Saturday.

Glenwood sits at 2-2-2 overall and in league play and currently holds the third position in the WSL behind Palisade (4-0) and Steamboat Springs (3-1). Next up will be the Palisade Bulldogs on the road Saturday.

Coal Ridge 4, Roaring Fork 2

In 3A WSL girls soccer action Tuesday, Coal Ridge scored four goals in the first half and held on against a goal in each half for the host Rams in Carbondale to take the win.

The Titans improve to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the league, ahead of a Thursday date at Delta. Roaring Fork falls to 2-3-1 and 2-2-1 and will play at 6-1 Basalt on Thursday.

Senior Reporter/Managing Editor John Stroud can be reached at 970-384-9160 or jstroud@postindependent.com.


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