GLENWOOD SPRINGS — And that is why — whenever it happens — Battle Mountain soccer — boys and girls — will be on hand when Stubler Memorial Field is bulldozed.
Glenwood Springs pulled the stunner on Thursday night, upsetting No. 3-ranked Battle Mountain, 4-2.
Call it combination of the Curse of Glenwood with a big game today (Friday) against No. 2 The Classical Academy at 6 p.m. in Edwards
“It’s hard for the kids and the coaches not to look ahead when you have a big marquee matchup,” Huskies coach David Cope said. “Also it was Glenwood scoring early and then a bit of bad luck hurt. We were mentally prepared for bad fortune, but when it actually happens, it’s difficult.”
Glenwood (2-4 overall and 1-3 in the Slope) scored early for momentum. The Huskies countered with a David Ortiz penalty kick. The Demons got what Cope called a questionable P.K. and converted en route to a 3-1 lead.
The Huskies (2-1) got to within 3-2 during the second half on Ortiz’s second. Battle Mountain hit a post while pushing everyone forward. The Demons tacked one on late for their first win over the Huskies since 2010 at Stubler, naturally.
Just to add some salt into the wound, Battle Mountain girls soccer’s only league loss last spring was surprisingly enough at Glenwood Springs. The sound you just heard was the Huskies boys team circling Sept. 25, when the Demons come to Edwards.
The good news is that Battle Mountain doesn’t have much time to mode with TCA coming to town today.
“It’s nice to play the next day,” Cope said. “We still have a huge game tomorrow. If we do well tomorrow, it’ll make up a lot for today, and we still have a lot of home games in the league.”
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