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Bulldogs varsity soccer batters Rams, 6-0

Moffat County wins Saturday against Roaring Fork

Ben Bulkeley
Kelsie Pomeroy, right, collides with the Roaring Fork High School goalie during the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team's Saturday game at Woodbury Sports Complex. Pomeroy scored two goals as MCHS won, 6-0.Shawn McHughMoffat County's Kelly Ciesco tries to stop a ball Saturday against Roaring Fork High School.Shawn McHugh

If there was one thing the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team needed, it was a big win, freshman Kelsie Pomeroy said.

And that's exactly what the team and Pomeroy delivered Saturday at Woodbury Sports Complex against visiting Roaring Fork High School.

Behind two Pomeroy goals, the Bulldogs (2-4 overall, 1-3 in the Western Slope League) won, 6-0.

"We needed it pretty badly, actually," Pomeroy said. "Hopefully, this helps us move up in our conference."

Moffat County had not won since its March 13 opening game in Eagle Valley, but playing against the Rams (2-4 overall, 2-3 in 3A Division 4), the team could do little wrong, Pomeroy said.

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"I thought we played well," she said. "Our passing was pretty good today.

"It was definitely a confidence booster. It was a fun game."

Early in the first half, Imelda Hernandez was able to slip by Roaring Fork's defense and put the ball in the net to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 advantage.

Soon after Hernandez's goal, Pomeroy was able to connect from outside the box for her first goal and was assisted by goalie Skylar Tripp for her second, to give MCHS a 3-0 lead heading into halftime.

Early in the second half, Amanda Brewer scored on a direct kick that soared over the Roaring Fork defenders and goalie.

As the game was nearing its end, Kelly Ciesco scored to give MCHS a 5-0 lead, and Lili Torres found some open net to end the scoring at 6-0.

Goalie Skylar Tripp didn't have to block too many shots, as the MCHS offense was able to keep the ball near Roaring Fork's goal most of the game.

"Our defense was so awesome today," she said. "We went out to dominate."

Skylar agreed with Pomeroy that the game could be a jumping board for the Bulldogs.

"It definitely built a lot of confidence," she said. "It will definitely motivate us."

Coach Harry Tripp said his players followed the game plan, which led to a win.

"They played well, and they spread the ball out," he said. "That was the plan, and they played it to a T."

Tripp said the team went out looking to have fun and did just that.

"It was nice to see them come off the field with smiles on their faces," he said. "It was a fun game, and hopefully, we can build on this."

Tripp said the team's halfbacks controlled the tempo of the game and were the key to the Bulldogs offense.

"They were able to spread out the offense, and pass the ball," he said. "Ana Maria (Flores) had three assists. I told them that I wanted to see more assists than goals in the second half.

"They just played unselfish soccer."

Note: The MCHS junior varsity team fell, 4-1.

Ben Bulkeley can be reached at 875-1795 or bbulkeley@craigdailypress.com.

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