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Devils paste Palisade

PALISADE – Eagle Valley soccer overcame a 2-0 deficit for a 7-3 victory at Palisade Thursday, the Devils first 4A Slope win of the season.

It doesn’t hurt when senior Edgar Munoz goes off for hat trick.

“We restructured,” Devils coach Jason Rittmiller said. “We had to find our heart and play hard if we were going to come back and win. They stepped up and I’m proud of them for doing it.”

Martin Vasquez scored the go-ahead goal on a beautiful header. The feed on that one came from Giovanni Novella. Alan Careo scored twice, and David Ortiz found the back of the net.

Eagle Valley upped its record to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Slope.

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In other Slope action, Steamboat Springs and Moffat County played to a 3-3 tie Thursday. The Devils host Moffat County Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hot Stuff Stadium.

“From experience, they’re generally a strong team,” Rittmiller said. “They have a ton of solid players and no standout. That’s what makes them a good team. We have to match that. We can’t rely on one or two players. We have to make it happen as a team.”


Montrose tops Devils

MONTROSE – Eagle Valley lost a tough one Thursday night, falling to Montrose in five games.

The Devils open league play Saturday at home against Glenwood Springs at 1 p.m.

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