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Two make first team

Rifle High School senior Betty Gonzales heads the ball against Moffat County High School in a game earlier this season.
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The Glenwood Springs and Rifle girls soccer teams each had one player on the 4A Western Slope League’s first team. Defender-turned-forward Tobie Rippy earned the nod for Glenwood, while Betty Jo Gonzales was the selection from the Rifle Bears.

Rippy, a junior, was the leading scorer for Glenwood. She netted 10 goals after making the move up from defense a few games into the season. The extra firepower in the offensive zone helped the Demons to a 7-7-2 record, a third-place league finish and a spot in the postseason.Gonzales, a senior, led the Bears to an 8-6-2 record and a playoff berth.

Both teams also had three players capture honorable mention.Seniors Kaitlyn Otto, Jacquie Romero and Emily Granato were honored for Glenwood.



The Bears had some youth capture honorable mention, as freshman Chelsea Webb and sophomore Shanaira Foreman joined senior Haley Hubbell on the honorable-mention list. Webb was one of just three freshmen to capture a WSL postseason award.League champion Steamboat Springs took up the bulk of the first-team roster with five selections, including Kelly Labor, the WSL player of the year. Steamboat’s Rob Bohlmann was also named the league’s coach of the year.

Second-place Battle Mountain had a pair of first-team selections and two honorable mention picks.


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