Moffat County loses at Grand Valley, 6-0

Moffat County girls soccer lost to Grand Valley, 6-0, on Wednesday in Parachute.

The game, rescheduled from Tuesday in Craig because of field conditions, did not turn out well for the Bulldogs on the scoreboard or on the field. Coach Harry Tripp said an injury wasn't handled well by officials and the opponents, when goalie Skylar Tripp was run into by a Grand Valley player and then fell backward, hitting her head on the goal post in the process. Tripp said she suffered a concussion.

Despite his disappointment in that situation, Tripp said the Bulldogs showed improvement in the loss from just a week ago.

“They controlled the ball on offense for quite a bit of the game,” he said. “Their passing was much better, so they did good.”

The Bulldogs trailed 2-0 at halftime but gave up three goals in the second half. Junior varsity goalie Hannah Walker had to step in after Skylar Tripp’s injury and the coach said he was pleased with the way she played.

Moffat County had more than 20 shots in the game but could not find the net. That will be the next step for the Bulldogs to work on, Tripp said.

In the JV game, Moffat County controlled the ball and peppered the Cardinals’ goal with shots. Jazmine Swindler had the game’s lone breakthrough, providing a 1-0 win for Moffat County.

The varsity team travels to Vail Mountain on Saturday, while both teams are scheduled to be in action Thursday in Craig.

Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 970-875-1795 or nwaggenspack@craigdailypress.com.

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