GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Battle Mountain soccer had gone all of 10 days without winning a game. Oh, the humanity.
The Huskies got off the so-called skids with a 3-2 win at Glenwood Springs on Tuesday night, ending their one-game losing streak with a one-game winning streak.
All kidding aside, the Huskies were happy to get into the win column again after their 27-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Summit County last week.
“The thing was it wasn’t lose on Thursday, play on Saturday,” said Huskies coach David Cope, who also hopped on the Pittsburgh Pirates bandwagon Tuesday. “It had been almost a week. It was there every day in practice, and we were thinking about it. Everyone was aware that this week was a gauntlet.”
In a stretch of eight days starting Tuesday, the Huskies are on the road at Glenwood Springs, at Steamboat Springs on Thursday, at Delta on Saturday and at Summit next week.
So far, so good. Uriel Lopez to Brandon Osorio in the first half gave the Huskies the lead. The Huskies are 8-1 overall, and Osorio has four game-winning goals. That highlights his importance to Battle Mountain, which was grateful to have No. 7 back from a hamstring injury.
Aaron Milligan to Roberto Diaz on a picture-perfect set piece from a corner made it 2-0. Up 2-1, Osorio scored on a gorgeous free kick as Battle Mountain moved to 7-1 in the 4A Slope.
Next up is a trip to Steamboat, and the Sailors will likely be ready. Battle Mountain overcame 3-1 and 4-3 deficits in a 5-4 overtime victory over Steamboat last month in Edwards.
“I think they’ll be prepared,” Cope said. “They haven’t had a game all week. They’ll be tactically-ready and super-motivated.”
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