Delta County stops MCHS |

Delta County stops MCHS

The momentum from Thursday’s first Western Slope League win of the year came to a screeching halt Saturday for the Moffat County girls soccer team.

Delta County went up 2-0 in the first half and never looked back in a 5-1 win.

“We had a tough day,” coach Jim Loughran said. “We struggled with our midfield.”

Moffat sophomore Ashleigh Mann was taken down in the goalie box twice in the game to set up penalty kicks for the Bulldogs. Junior Jessica Uecker took both penalty kicks, making one in the first half, missing the one in the second half.

Delta County, a third-year program in the league, won the team’s first and only WSL game against Moffat last year and has gone uphill since.

This season, Delta County had two league wins coming into the contest in Craig.

“(The girls) played really well,” coach Julie Mottern said. “We capitalized on our chances, and the defense was solid.”

The win broke Delta County’s three-game losing streak.

Jessica Miller had a hat trick, and Stephanie Spor scored the other two goals.

This week won’t get any easier for the 1-5, 2-5 Bulldogs. They face league-leading Steamboat Springs on Tuesday and have rare back-to-back games against Glenwood Springs on Thursday and Palisade on Friday.

Amber Breslin contributed to this story.

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