Two goals get the job done in Demons’ shutout
Fire away. Then just keep firing.It was the only urging the Glenwood Springs girls soccer team needed in its 2-0 win over Eagle Valley Tuesday.Chelsea Vallario scored the Demons’ (2-9-0 league, 2-9-1 overall) first goal in the game’s opening 20 seconds. The sophomore’s quick score, followed by an abundance of quality scoring opportunities afterwards, whetted Glenwood’s appetite for a blowout.The Demons fired 29 shots at Eagle Valley’s net. Most of those drives were delivered at point-blank range. The difference between the two-goal win and a double-digit snoozer was Eagle Valley goalie Mary Cochrane.”(Cochrane) had an amazing game today. She was all over the place,” Vallario said. “We pounded the net all day and had some great shots.”When it came to great shots, Vallario headed the list.After giving Glenwood the only score it needed, Vallario zoomed in unguarded twice more in the first half on Cochrane. Both times, the Devils keeper got enough of the ball to keep it out of the net.Vallario wasn’t the only Demon to get turned away empty. When it came to thwarting scorers, Cochrane was an equal-opportunity eliminator.Ayla Dobbs, Deborah Collins and Abbe Vincent – twice – had the door shut on them by Cochrane as well. And that all took place in the first half.The Demons hurled 12 more shots on goal on the Eagle Valley net in the second half. Cochrane stopped all of them – except for one. And that goal didn’t go in easy, either.Corrina Gibson, following up a Cochrane save on Deborah Collins, managed to push the rebound inside the post for some insurance.It’s not like Glenwood needed it. Winless Eagle Valley (0-11-1), had just five weak shots on goal the entire game, shots that Demon keeper Anna Kulwiec had no problem stopping.Possibly the two strongest challenges the Devils had – both in the second half – were deflected away by Glenwood defender Tobie Rippy.”We’re finally picking it up and playing like we can play,” said senior forward Theresa Tonozzi of the Demons’ improvement. “We have a bunch of really good players, and we are going to be really good in the future.”
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