Moffat County girls soccer notches big win at Aspen

Junior varsity result

Moffat County JV lost to Aspen JV, 1-0

With its season on the line, the Moffat County High School girls soccer stepped up and got a big win Thursday.

The Bulldogs traveled to Aspen and came away with a 1-0 win over the Skiers. Kylee Gorringe scored the game’s lone goal as the team set the school record in wins in a season with its sixth.

Head coach Harry Tripp called the goal “textbook,” saying it came from a buildup of several consecutive, good passes between Moffat County midfielders and forwards.

“It was good crosses,” Tripp said. “It came back to Gorringe in the middle and she one-timed it right over the (goalkeeper’s) head and it went in. It was picture-perfect.”

Many of Moffat County’s games this season have been lopsided one way or the other, but this one was tense throughout. The Bulldogs got strong play all over the field, with every position contributing to the win.

“Skylar did good in goal and our defense stepped up tremendously,” Tripp said. “All in all, it was a really good, back-and-forth game.”

Four teams from the Western Slope League will make the postseason, and Moffat County entered the game in fifth place, behind the fourth-place Skiers. With the win, they moved to 6-5 while Aspen dropped to 5-3-2.

While a loss would have doomed Moffat’s playoff chances, the win kept them alive. They will have a chance to make up another game on Aspen when the Skiers come to Craig on Monday to play at Woodbury Sports Complex.

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