Schreiner, Demons stymie Roaring Fork, 4-0
CARBONDALE – Joe Schreiner seems to be adjusting well to his new position. The sweeper-turned-goaltender notched his second shutout in five days since coming in for injured starter Thais Kulwiec as the Demons downed Roaring Fork, 4-0, in nonleague boys prep soccer Tuesday evening.”I haven’t played goalie since, like, eighth grade,” Schreiner said. “I guess I’m not doing too bad.”
He’s not doing badly at all. In Thursday’s game against Eagle Valley Schreiner came in at the half and shared the 3-0 shutout with Kulwiec, who broke his hand during warmups. That game was followed by a 3-2 victory over Moffat County.In Tuesday’s contest against Class 3A Roaring Fork, Schreiner didn’t get a ton of action in the first half but made up for it in the second stanza.Connor Frey, who has goals in each of Glenwood’s last three games, opened the scoring four minutes into the contest by netting a cross from Adrian Castillo. Pat Shepard gave Glenwood a 2-0 advantage in the 30th minute when he put home a free kick from the top of the penalty area.The Demons dominated the first half, but the Rams supplied most of the pressure in the second frame.
Schreiner made eight saves in the half, including a pair of free kicks from close in, which were bound for the back of the net if not for sprawling saves. And, while Schreiner was busy turning away shots, the Demons were making the most of their opportunities. Dylan Gallagher gave Glenwood a 3-0 advantage midway through the half. Daniel Trejo sealed the game when he stole a goal kick and went in on Rams goalie Omar Garcia uncontested for a 4-0 advantage with 12 minutes left.Barring a monumental defensive breakdown, the cushion was more than enough for the Demons defense – not that Schreiner, previously an anchor of the back line, was worried about that.
“We got lucky because we’re deep and we’ve got really good defense with guys like (Dylan) Weller, Isaac (Hussain) and Angel (Garcia),” Schreiner said. “Without those guys it would be a different story.”It seems like ever since I stepped in the goal the whole team has stepped up.”Glenwood (6-1-1) returns to Class 4A Western Slope League play at 6 p.m. Thursday against Steamboat Springs at Gates Soccer Park on the Colorado Mountain College-Spring Valley campus.Roaring Fork (2-7-2) hosts Class 3A Western Slope League foe Vail Mountain at 6 p.m. Thursday.Roaring Fork (2-7-2) hosts Class 3A Western Slope League foe Vail Mountain at 6 p.m. Thursday.
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