Moffat County High School soccer player Amanda Brewer takes a shot last week against Montrose. On Wednesday, The Bulldogs fell, 5-1, to host Rifle, but Brewer scored the team's first goal of the season.

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Moffat County High School soccer player Amanda Brewer takes a shot last week against Montrose. On Wednesday, The Bulldogs fell, 5-1, to host Rifle, but Brewer scored the team's first goal of the season.

A point to losing

Bulldog girls soccer team scores first goal of the season

— Five hundred and seventy-seven minutes.

Into its seventh game of the season, the Moffat County High School girls soccer team got in the scorebook.

Thanks to Amanda Brewer.

In the 37th minute of the first half Wednesday against host Rifle, Brewer scored the team's first goal of the season.

The Bulldogs lost the game, 5-1, but getting the first goal highlighted the team's seventh loss to start the season.

"It was a different team out there today on the field," Bulldog coach Alegra Yager said. "They played awesome. They passed the ball well and worked really hard as a team."

The Bears took the lead midway through the first half before Brewer struck to tie the game.

"It was about a 30-yard shot up over the goalie on the left hand side of the net," Brewer said. "I kind of just stole it out of a pack of girls and shot it. It's great to finally get that first one."

Rifle (2-5-1 overall, 2-4-1 Western Slope League) broke the tie and never looked back.

The Bears scored three unanswered goals, closing out the four-goal margin of victory.

Yager said the season's first goal is a "baby step" in the right direction, and she sees more positives for the team on the way.

"These girls keep taking steps in the right direction, and it's only a matter of time before we get a win," she said. "We'd like to think we can get one soon with the way the girls are getting together and being one whole team."

MCHS could get its chance today.

The Bulldogs are in the midst of a stretch of four games in four consecutive days, the first three on the road.

The Bulldogs (0-7 overall, 0-7 in league) compete today at Eagle Valley (0-9 overall, 0-8 in league) and Friday at Palisade (3-4-1 overall, 3-3-1 in league) before hosting Delta (6-5-1 overall, 5-4-1 in league) on Saturday.

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