Huskies blank Moffat | VailDaily.com

Huskies blank Moffat

EAGLE-VAIL – Say it again, Cope.”A hat trick at any level is a tremendous accomplishment,” Huskies soccer coach David Cope said after Battle Mountain blanked Moffat County, 4-0, Saturday in Eagle-Vail.Edgar Hernandez had the hat trick, prompting the traditional Cope-ism.Midfielders Kyle Moore and Tyler Cole mounted the attack on Battle Mountain’s first goal. Cole fed Gustavo Bronfield, who pulled Moffat keeper Malcom Hillewaert out. Bronfield passed to Hernandez who buried his shot.Bronfield, taking a page from Phil Jackson, let the game come to him in the second half. He found Hernandez at the top of the box in the 45th minute. Hernandez rang up goal No. 2.Two minutes later, he had his hat trick. Isaac Anderson served a beautiful ball 40 yards and Hernandez one-timed it into the net. Chris Woodruff to Ricardo Luevanos iced the game.Other heroes included goalie Josh Ruark who is unscored upon. Cope also cited defenders Tony Seibert, Mike Scigliano and Dylan Hall for playing the last 15 minutes of the game without defensive rock Connor Drumm. The trio, along with Ruark, helped preserve the shutout against Moffat’s potent offense.Battle Mountain has a huge game Tuesday night at 6 at Glenwood Springs in what could be a matchup of the two best teams in the 4A Slope. Thursday, the Huskies are at Eagle Valley at Hot Stuff Stadium under the lights at 6 p.m., followed by a roadie Saturday at Alexander Dawson.If the Huskies win all three games, using another Cope-ism, they would be surfing the Web – http://WWW.Sports editor Chris Freud can be reached at 949-0555 or via cfreud@vaildaily.com.Vail, Colorado