Preps: Glenwood girls soccer scores key win at Palisade
It took another two-overtime game to do it, but the Glenwood Springs girls soccer team grabbed a key 4A Western Slope League win on Saturday at Palisade, 1-0.
After a scoreless 80 minutes of regulation and one overtime period, the Lady Demons finally ended things late in the second OT when senior Tatum Lilly fed fellow senior Maya Elias for the winning goal.
Glenwood (now 3-2-2) needed the win to leap-frog the Bulldogs (3-3) in the WSL standings. Steamboat Springs is still in the driver’s seat at 6-0 on the season.
It was the third straight double-overtime game for the Demons; the first two ending in 1-1 ties to Battle Mountain.
“As a group, we were not satisfied with the two previous ties, and the players made a commitment to each other to leave Palisade with a win. That showed on the field,” Glenwood head coach Matt Chilson said.
After missing several chances to put the game away in regulation, the Demons persisted.
“I was incredibly proud of the girls for doing the little things needed to dominate each phase of the game,” Chilson said.
Next up for the Demons is a Tuesday trip to play Summit, followed by another date with Palisade on Saturday, this one at Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood.
Other weekend action
Baseball: Palisade 15, Glenwood Springs 0; Palisade 14, Glenwood Springs 4; Basalt 7, Roaring Fork 6; Basalt 9, Roaring Fork 5.
Track & Field: Glenwood Springs at May 27 Phil Wertman Invitational, Grand Junction.
Boys (top 3 finishers): Reid Swanson, 1st 1600M (4:53.49), 2nd high jump (5-10); Taber Uyehara, 1st 110M hurdles (16.13); 4x200M relay, 1st (1:34.36); Brian Delgado, 3rd 100M (11.89); 4x400M relay, 2nd (3:32.06).
Girls (top 3 finishers): Sophia Connerton-Nevin, 1st 800M (2:23.33), 1st 1600M (5:15.95); Ella Johnson, 3rd 1600M (5:22.12); Maria Carlson, 3rd 800M (2:29.99); Sophia Vigil, 2nd 100M hurdles (18.09), 1st 300M hurdles (48.94); Alexa Helms, 3rd 3200M (13:39.24); Jessie Spires, 3rd 300M hurdles (53.75); 4×400 relay, 2nd (4:19.45);
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The Glenwood Springs High School boys soccer team closed out the season with a pair of wins over 3A/4A Western Slope League rivals Basalt and Roaring Fork.