Seibert, Huskies roll past Devils
EDWARDS ” Chicken time.
Usually when a Battle Mountain girls’ soccer player scores a goal off a header, she gets some sushi from Sato’s from Huskies assistant coach Jen Davin. Freshman Lizzie Seibert is allergic to fish, however.
“Two buckets of chicken coming your way, Liz,” Huskies’ goalie Kori Landauer said Saturday after the Huskies met Eagle Valley for the second time this season.
Seibert had two headers as a part of her first hat trick as Battle Mountain cruised to an 11-1 win at Freedom Park, so KFC will have to do.
“We’re all really psyched because this was the seniors’ last home game against Eagle and we all just wanted to play pretty well,” Seibert said.
Battle Mountain had no problem with Eagle Valley scoring early and often. Kelly VanHee made a brilliant run down the left side and fed Julia Burnett in the 12th minute. Emily LyBarger notched a breakaway goal, followed by the first two times that Burnett hooked up with Seibert.
To their credit, the Devils put one on the board in the 20th minute when Nicole Luckzow beat Landauer. Eagle Valley is only the second team (Steamboat Springs) to score on the Huskies this season.
“That was awesome,” Eagle Valley coach Jen Marut said. “We are celebrating the little victories. We’ve got to focus on that and keep things in perspective. That goal was great for us.”
Eagle Valley got a scare in the first half when Battle Mountain’s Marisa Ammaturo collided with Devils keeper Mary Cochrane in the first half. No foul was called on the play, but Cochrane sat out the second half with a bag of ice on her left knee. Marut said that she expects Cochrane to return to action Monday at Moffat County. Freshman Megan Cochrane finished the game between the pipes.
Burnett and Sanders each had two goals. Kayla Telles, Landauer and Stephanie Woodruff also scored.
With the win, Battle Mountain improved to 10-0-1, while Eagle Valley fell to 2-9. Next up for both teams is Moffat County. The Devils are up in Craig Monday, while the Bulldogs come to Edwards Tuesday at 4 p.m.
“You have to come into every game with the exact same approach whether you’re playing the last-place) team or the best team,” Landauer said. “You have to come into every game thinking it’s your best competition. Every game counts.”
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