Thursday’s preps wrap: VMS, Huskies soccer and baseball
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Battle Mountain soccer led Glenwood Springs, 1-0, at the half on Thursday night. And Huskies coach David Cope had a simple message for his team, “No game in Glenwood ever ends, 1-0.”
And, of course, the coach was right. In a season in which wins have been hard to find, the Huskies found their first in of all places in Glenwood, and by a count of 5-2.
“It was so amazing,” Huskies sophomore Audrey Teague said. “We came together as a team and we rallied. We didn’t blame anyone. It was a matter of coming together and recognizing our strengths as a team.”
And with that, Battle Mountain’s 0-5 start is history.
Sarah Cotton to Brogan Murray gave the Huskies that 1-0 lead at the half. With the proclamation that no game in Glenwood ends, 1-0, naturally, the Demons tied it early in the second half. But Skye Whitney scored on a free kick, and then it was Teague to Mallory Skidmore.
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Teague gave the Huskies a 4-2 lead and then Glenwood happened. For those who follow Huskies soccer, nothing ever comes easily at Stubler Memorial Field, and usually the bizarre is normal.
Huskies keeper Jordan Glendenning not only made a huge save on a penalty kick, but then also assisted Teague with Battle Mountain’s fifth goal.
“A save on a penalty kick and an assist are two things, as a goalie, you hope for in a career,” Cope said. “She got them on the same night.”
Battle Mountain will hope to keep it going as it hosts Palisade on Saturday.
VMS rolls past Pearls
The Vail Mountain School soccer team remained unbeaten in the 3A/2A Western Slope by putting up a touchdown, but missed the extra point against the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, winning 6-0.
Among the highlights were a spectacular header from Marley Chappel, and goals from Emma Hall, Katie Alonzo and Anwyn Urquhart.
“We were playing possession through the midfield in order to unbalance the defense and then going forward,” VMS coach Bob Bandoni said. “We working on rhythm in our attack, and I think the players did a pretty good job of that.)
VMS (5-1) is off until April 11 when it heads to Grand Valley.
Baseball teams win
Eagle Valley baseball busted out the bats in a 16-0 win at Moffat County on Thursday.
Eagle Valley moved to 5-3 with the win and hosts Steamboat Springs in a doubleheader on Saturday.
Battle Mountain (3-6) got a 5-4 win against Basalt on Wednesday and heads to Durango for a twinbill on Saturday.
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