Vail Valley preps: Huskies fall at Evergreen
EVERGREEN – Evergreen ended Battle Mountain soccer’s season for the second-consecutive year, and it still hurts.
But it’s a bit better in 2010 for the Huskies.
Battle Mountain hung with the Cougars in what was a 1-0 game until Evergreen scored as the Huskies were pressing late. Last year, Evergreen dispatched Battle Mountain, 7-2, in Edwards.
“It was a valiant effort by our kids,” Huskies coach David Cope said. “You really can’t fault anything about our approach or our effort. We were superb. In the end, we didn’t score a goal and you can’t win if you can’t score a goal.”
The usual tears were shed, but the team got together for dinner coming back from the game, and food is a panacea for all that ails a teenager.
Battle Mountain finished the season at 13-4.
“Our seniors were awesome,” Cope said. “In a way, they accomplished everything they had hoped. They won the league. They stuck together through some tough times. They won a playoff game. They really showed the way for future groups that you don’t have to have that one player. Having a group of kids who play for the love of the game and for each other is enough.”
In other playoff results, the Slope region got a major boost as No. 17 Durango beat No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain, 2-1, in an upset which will send shock waves throughout the state.
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