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Huskies too much for Bulldogs in 5-0 win

DAVE SHIVELY

CRAIG – Hot off of their 3-1 win on Saturday, the Moffat County girls came out charging against Battle Mountain on Tuesday, playing tough and physical against the talented Huskies, who boast an impressive 11-1-1 record.”[Moffat County] came out very motivated and excited, contesting every ball. Both ways they were competitive, they even dominated at times,” Battle Mountain coach Dave Cope said.Unfortunately, the Bulldogs could not keep the intensity up for the entire game, falling 5-0 to a team that currently ranks second overall in the Western Slope.With solid defense held together by junior goalkeeper Heather Brown, who made 14 saves on the day, and the veteran core of seniors Megan and Jenna Cook and Jessica Uecker, Moffat County shut down the Battle Mountain offense for the first 29 minutes of the game.”For the first thirty minutes we had confidence, our passing was huge and we controlled the ball well,” Megan Cook said.Battle Mountain’s Stephanie Walker eventually found a seam in the defense, crossing the ball to Kelsey Sanders to put the Huskies on the board.”The ‘D,’ I thought did a good job rotating back and marking better, covering better. We really hung in there in the first half, then they scored that first goal and we did the whole head drop thing,” Moffat coach Jim Loughran said.While keeping up the high pressure physical play in the second half, the Moffat defense struggled to contain the finesse play of Battle Mountain junior strikers Julia Burnett and Sanders, who did all of the Huskies’ scoring, putting two and three goals on the board, respectively.”She’s just lethal with the ball,” Cope said of Burnett, who has 27 goals on the year, second to Sanders’ 28.Erika Ghent assisted on Sanders’ first goal, while Burnett assisted on Sanders’ second tally. Christy Mattison fed the ball to Burnett for the final goal of the game.Kori Landauer went the distance in goal for the Huskies.The Huskies head to Rifle Saturday for an 11 a.m. game.Vail, Colorado


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