Undefeated Huskies beat Demons
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. The league-leading Battle Mountain boys soccer team delivered a knockout punch early in the form of five first-half goals and went on to defeat the Glenwood Demons by a 6-2 count Tuesday night at Stubler Memorial Field.It’s not by mistake that these Huskies (7-0-0 Class 4A Western Slope League, 8-0-0 overall) are undefeated on the season. They pass the ball well, are quick and well-disciplined, and were looking forward to meeting the second-place Demons (3-1-1 WSL, 3-4-1 overall).”We’ve been pointing towards this game for a while,” said Battle Mountain head coach David Cope. “That first half the kids put up was pretty special.”Special indeed.
Senior Rudy Solis, who recorded two goals in the game, got things started for the visitors when he scored on a kick from the right corner, which actually deflected off a Demon player before finding the side of the net.It was Solis again at the 22:40 mark of the first half. This score came from the middle of the field off a nice assist from sophomore Jair Molina. Molina came through with another assist just two minutes later, this time to fellow sophomore Francisco Villa who scored to make it 3-0.The floodgates had opened and the Demons were reeling.For Molina, who is one of the leaders in goals scored for the Huskies, the assist role was a new one for him, but one he doesn’t mind at all.
“I usually score goals, not assists,” said Molina, who totaled four assists on the night. “But it felt good. As long as my team wins, I’m happy.”The home team was not about to throw in the towel though.With Adam Sadowski, Fabian Tapia, Jason Whiting and Travis Whitman continuing to attack the Battle Mountain front line, the Demons recorded their first goal at 37:07 of the second half when Tapia knocked one into the back of the net off a nice feed from Whiting.Junior Sam Kaup nearly got Glenwood on the board again, but his kick from the left corner was averted by a diving Clint Hervert in the Husky goal.
The Demons did get their second – and final – goal of the match when Whitman knocked one home from the right side, which accounted for the final numbers on the scoreboard.A disappointed Glenwood coach John Mount was impressed with what he saw from Battle Mountain.”They’re a well-disciplined team,” said Mount. “We just couldn’t execute any of the basic skills tonight. It was frustrating, but we’ll start thinking ahead to playing Rifle.”The Demons will make the trip down the interstate this Thursday to take on the rival Bears to make up a game that was supposed to be played last week.
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