Vail valley soccer: Basalt tops Huskies, 3-1 |

Vail valley soccer: Basalt tops Huskies, 3-1

EDWARDS – Battle Mountain soccer coach David Cope just went Bill Parcells on us.

The next thing you know the soccer coach could be calling the media “commies” and ripping on management like The Big Tuna did in New England.

OK, maybe not.

But Cope did break out the old Parcells-ism, “We are what are record is,” after a 3-1 nonconference loss Thursday night against Basalt in Edwards. And despite of a bit of frustration with the team’s 4-6-1 record, this is reason for hope.

“I’m proud of the fact that there’s no blaming going on,” Cope said. “They’re supporting each other to the end. Even the starters are rooting for the players on the field at the end of the game. There’s no giving up, and we seem to be hanging in there.”

The Huskies just continue to struggle with that elusive goal at the right moment.

Down 1-0, Battle Mountain did get a timely score in 38th minute from Emma Porter assisted by Bridget Courtois. But the Huskies couldn’t find the go-ahead goal in the second half and Basalt’s Stephanie Alvardo did.

Thursday’s game was a late addition to the schedule, giving Battle Mountain the full 15 -game slate for the season.

“It was a good game for us,” Cope said. “I hope we get to play it again next year.”

Battle Mountain is at Eagle Valley on April 26.

Demons blank Devils

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -It was all Demons Thursday night as Glenwood Springs blanked Eagle Valley, 8-0, at Stubler Memorial Field.

The Devils are at Moffat County Friday.

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