Demons pull away from Bulldogs in second half


It has been said that when it rains, it pours. For the Moffat County High School girls soccer team on Monday, when it snowed, it poured.

The Bulldogs went into halftime down 2-0 against Glenwood Springs. A successful offsides trap and aggressive play on the part of the blue and white kept them in the game the first 40 minutes.

As the snow started to fall in the second half, it was a different story.

"We started relying on the trap too much in the second half and we got burned," said Chloe Gilchrist. "It wasn't pretty."

The Bulldogs gave up six goals in the second half, four in the final 13 minutes, for a dispiriting 8-0 loss.

"We just weren't aggressive in the second half," Jeni Bamford said. "It could have been that we just played on Saturday or that we were saving some for the rest of the week."

Jessica Uecker didn't think there was any reason to dwell on the loss.

"We just got outplayed and we have to face that," she said. "Glenwood was a lot better than us the second half and we can make any excuses."

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 2-3 on the season and 1-3 in the Western Slope Conference.

Things will not get any easier for Moffat County today as they play Rifle, a team that tied Glenwood Springs, 1-1, Saturday.

The Bears are 3-3-1 and 2-1-1 in conference play.

Frustration could be seen in the face of coach Carla Bamford after the game. Her hope was that redemption would come today in Rifle.

"I hope we can come out and not sit and watch like we did in the second half today," she said. "Tomorrow will be a big test to see if they can shake it off."

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