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Battle Mountain soccer, Glenwood play to 2-2 draw

EDWARDS — Perhaps, it was predictable.

After huge wins against The Classical Academy and Steamboat Springs, Battle Mountain soccer finished Thursday, Sept. 20's game in Edwards with a 2-2 draw against Glenwood Springs.

"That's the way it goes," Huskies coach David Cope said. "On the whole, we had the most chances. We just didn't finish. The longer you let a team stick around, the more confidence they get."

Antonio Jimenez put the Huskies (7-1-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the 4A Slope) on the board early. In the second half, Chris Lopez went down with a knee injury. That seemed to suck the energy from Battle Mountain and Glenwood scored twice for a 2-1 lead.

The Huskies' Hidalgo Ortega was the hero of the night with the equalizer with 40 seconds left in regulation.

"This morning, I woke up, and not that I excessively check the (rating-percentage index), but we were at (No.) 4," Cope said.

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Not that anyone would check RPI excessively, but it's worth noting that Steamboat (No. 11 in the RPI) and Summit County (No. 16) also played to a draw on Thursday and TCA (No. 9) beat Valor Christian earlier this week, so, perhaps, the Huskies' strength of schedule is helping them a bit.

Battle Mountain has a week off to regroup before heading to Summit County on Tuesday, Oct. 2.