PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood girls soccer rolls to 6-0 win over Summit; Wenzel’s hat trick leads Titans over Rams
Well, that’s one way to bounce back from a heartbreaking road loss.
Just three days after a tough 1-0 loss in the 94th minute to Montrose on the road, the Glenwood Springs Demons girls soccer team made the trip to frigid, windy Summit County Tuesday afternoon for a matchup with the Tigers. Glenwood started fast and never looked back in a 6-0 win to move to 2-1 on the season.
Against the Tigers, Sarah Helm started off the scoring for the Demons at the 17:44 mark of the first half, blasting a shot into the upper left corner of the net from 22 yards out on a free kick. Just over 8 minutes later, Tate Lilly made it 2-0 Glenwood, firing a low line-drive shot into the left corner of the net, sending the Demons into the half with a 2-0 lead over the Tigers.
The second half saw Glenwood start fast again as Helm found Levyn Thomas on the left wing. Thomas worked past two Summit defenders and fired a shot into the bottom right corner of the net for a 3-0 lead.
Lilly then made it 4-0 Glenwood at the 61:56 mark, hammering home a cross from Ella Johnson before Mia Elias made it 5-0 at the 72:15 mark. Elias played the ball through two defenders and fired a shot near the post into the left corner of the net for the fifth marker of the game.
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Sierra McKinney capped off the win with a shot into the lower right corner of the net at the 79:13 mark, finishing off an assist from LeAnn Johnson for the 6-0 win.
Defensively, Glenwood is off to a terrific start, and that continued on Tuesday as the Demons held the Tigers to just one shot on goal, which came on a set piece.
Glenwood (2-1) is off until after Spring Break when the Demons hit the road on April 2 for a league matchup with the Eagle Valley Devils at 6 p.m.
Coal Ridge 7, Rifle 1
Traveling just 13 miles west for a matchup with the Rifle Bears Tuesday afternoon, the Coal Ridge Titans girls soccer team bounced back from a 2-0 loss Saturday to Roaring Fork by defeating the host Bears 7-1, thanks to a big day from Alyssa Wenzel.
The Coal Ridge senior scored three goals for the Titans, while Veronica Gonzalez, Ashley Allen, and Amanda McPherson all scored goals on the day, while Allen added 2 assists, and Gonzalez added 1 assist.
For Rifle, April Quinones scored the Bears’ lone goal of the game.
The Titans (1-2) host Middle Park Friday afternoon in New Castle. Rifle (0-2) travels to Battle Mountain Thursday afternoon in the final game before Spring Break.
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The teams aren’t vying to one up the other in the rankings or looking to get a leg up in the league standings this fall, but that will hardly make the stakes any less meaningful for Basalt and Glenwood Springs high schools when they meet on the football field Friday night.