Prep roundup: Brown’s three goals lift Demons past Panthers
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Jenna Brown netted a hat trick for the Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer team, which jumped to a two-goal lead and didn’t look back on its way to a 4-1 Class 4A Western Slope League victory over Delta on Thursday at Stubler Memorial Field.
Brown also assisted the goal scored by Haley Armstrong and took nine of the Demons’ 24 shots on goal. Bella Diaz played three quarters of the match in goal for Glenwood (3-1-0), recording three saves.
The Demons don’t continue league play until April 1 when they host Rifle.
Coal Ridge 2, Basalt 1
BASALT — Mariela Martinez snapped a 1-all tie with a goal in the 48th minute, lifting the unbeaten Titans (5-0-0) over the Longhorns in a nonleague match.
Paige Ryan knotted the score at 1-1 with her goal in the 30th minute, and Ryan assisted Martinez’s goal nearly 20 minutes later.
“Basalt came to play,” Coal Ridge coach Micah Herron said. “But I’m proud of the way our girls responded. They have a never-quit attitude.”
Coal Ridge is off until April 1 when it hosts Grand Valley.
Grand Junction Central 2,
Grand Valley 1, OT
GRAND JUNCTION — Ashlynn Speakman’s penalty kick goal in the 67th minute knotted the score at 1-1, but the Class 5A Warriors scored the winning goal 4 minutes into overtime to beat the Class 3A Cardinals.
“They beat us on a lot of 50-50 balls,” first-year Cardinals coach Scott Gregory said. “The girls are upset, but we lost to a team from a school that’s five times bigger than us, so they’re not too upset.”
Grand Valley opens Class 3A Western Slope League play at Rangely on Saturday.
Aspen 18, Glenwood Springs 2
ASPEN — The unbeaten Skiers (6-0) scored 21 seconds into the game, led 8-0 after one quarter and pushed the lead to 14-2 by halftime of their victory over the winless Demons (0-3). Glenwood got goals from Thomas Hooker and Max Slack.
Basalt 19, Grand Valley 6
BASALT — The Longhorns rallied from a 4-2 deficit against the Cardinals, scoring eight runs in the third inning and nine in the fourth.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.