Huskies win at Glenwood; Devils tough vs. Sailors
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — For as much whispering as there’s been about Battle Mountain High School girls soccer — because, gasp, the Huskies have lost two games — it’s still worth noting that the team is 6-2.
The Huskies got win No. 6 on Thursday night in Glenwood Springs, the house of horrors, by a 3-1 count.
Mallory Skidmore assisted on the first two goals with corner kicks — and they were long ones, as opposed to coach David Cope’s traditional short dish-off corners. Skidmore hooked up with Valentina Montenegro for a textbook header.
Abby Carlson got to the live the center back’s dream on the second. She moved up for the set piece and buried it.
Emily Cope finished it because she’s probably not too fond of Glenwood. (Just a guess.) The Demons scored their goal late after coach Cope had pulled most of his starters since the Huskies will play their fourth game in six days today at 1 p.m. against Palisade.
“It’s been a good week for us,” Cope said. “We’ve made a few changes and they’re feeling good. It’s important to remember that the team ahead of us (in the standings, Steamboat Springs) is 7-0 and we get them again at home.”
Devils impress in loss to Sailors
It was a loss, but it was definitely a step for Eagle Valley soccer.
Steamboat Springs, the aforementioned 7-0 leader of the Slope, did beat the Devils, 3-0, but Devils coach Maggie Sherman really like how her young charges played.
“We’ve been really trying to work on our defensive shape to defend team that have good and well-thought out attacks,” she said. “We were able to hold off their attack on a lot of plays. The defense came up big.”
Goalie Brennecke Gale stood on her head. She also had support from defenders Olivia Grayson, Ginny Osteen, Rose Sandell, Nicole Mejia and Alexis Diaz.
Eagle Valley (3-2-1) is at Palisade on Tuesday.
VMS lax bows to Ponderosa
It’s kind of like medicine.
When you take it, it isn’t very fun, but it’s good for you in the long run.
Vail Mountain School boys lacrosse took on Ponderosa, a state-playoff fixture and 2014 state champion, and took a 14-4 loss on Friday afternoon.
“For us, it’s sticking with the end purpose of our program,” Vail Mountain School coach Matt Felser said. “The goal is the playoffs and Ponderosa’s going to be a playoff team. We’ve got to get exposure to that level of play and build our team.”
Luke Verratti scored twice and Zach McKeever and Tyler Hancock were on the score sheet for Vail Mountain School (2-3).
The Gore Rangers are back home today for St. Mary’s at 11 a.m.
Both Battle Mountain lacrosse teams had games scheduled which were snowed out on Thursday. The boys were scheduled to play Conifer on the road. No makeup date has been announced.
The girls’ squad was scheduled to play Steamboat when they were snowed out. The new date is April 13.
Vail Christian soccer’s game with Roaring Fork today is off because the Rams do not have enough players. There’s no new date for that one.
Battle Mountain High School and Eagle Valley High School baseball were snowed out last weekend and are now on for April 19. It’s a doubleheader at 3 p.m. in Gypsum.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org and @cfreud.