Glenwood soccer edges Eagle Valley
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood Springs is never fun for a visiting soccer team.
Eagle Valley learned that in a a wrenching 2-1 loss to the host Demons. The loss was the second-straight heart-break-er for the Devils (5-2-1 in the Slope and 7-2-1 overall), com-ing on the heels of 1-0 defeat to Steamboat Springs Friday night in Gypsum.
On the positive side of the ledger, Eagle Valley showed no ill effects of that tight loss to the Sailors, playing a solid first half Tuesday. Coach Jason Rittmiller had challenged his charges after Friday night’s game and they met his expectations.
” They responded well,” Rittmiller said. “It took us a few minutes, but once we settled in, we were playing really well and controlling the ball.”
That play turned in to a 1-0 Eagle Valley lead when Chris Shea chipped a beauty of a pass to Gonzalo Gomez, who placed his shot perfectly into the right panel.
But Glenwood Springs, which has suffered two losses and two ties in league play by a total combined score of 2-0, final-ly got on the right end of a close game with two second-half goals. The Demons’ second tally came on a penalty kick.
The good news for Eagle Valley is that it doesn’t have long to dote on the loss. The Devils host Rifle at 11 a.m. on Satur-day and have Glenwood all over again Tuesday night at Hot Stuff Stadium.