MCHS varsity boys defeat league foe, 11-2, Saturday |

MCHS varsity boys defeat league foe, 11-2, Saturday

Ben Bulkeley
Moffat County's Dustin Carlson, left, completes a no-look pass to Nick Glispy, far right. The boys varsity soccer team defeated Palisade High School, 11-2, on Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Ben Bulkeley

With the last home game of the year, the Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team had a lot to celebrate.

For one, the team netted 11 goals Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park while only allowing two against Palisade High School.

Another was saying farewell to the team’s seniors.

“I have to give it to my seniors today,” coach Rusty Cox said. “They played for most of the game, and they played hard.”

Seniors Craig Toovey, Nick Glispy, Fernando Duarte and Cole Dubois all played most of the second half – their last time in front of a home crowd.

The game was almost never in doubt, as Moffat County scored six goals in the first half, and another five in the second.

Manuel Tarango scored a goal, then took over in goal in the second half and blanked Palisade.

Dustin Carlson had two goals, and Tracy Mendoza, Toovey, Favian Quezada, Jonathan Pando and Dubois each scored a goal.

Alex Perez was the Bulldogs sparkplug as he performed a hat-trick in netting three goals.

His last one was a left-footed missile that skidded past the diving Palisade goalkeeper.

Perez nearly had a fourth goal, but the goalie managed to grab it.

However, as Palisade’s goalie came down with the ball, it popped out of his grasp and Toovey was there to kick it in.

In total, Moffat County took 29 shots on Palisade’s goal, while Palisade managed only 13.

On Thursday, the team will travel to Steamboat Springs High School for its last game of the regular season.

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