Moffat County soccer falls to 0-3 at Rifle
Upcoming soccer schedule
Sept. 14: 1 p.m. vs. Berthoud
Sept. 24: 4 p.m. at Colorado Rocky Mountain
Sept. 26: 4:30 p.m. at Grand Valley
Sept. 28: 11 a.m. vs. Vail Mountain
Oct. 5: 11 a.m. vs. Basalt
Oct. 10: 4 p.m. vs. Grand Valley
Oct. 12: 11 a.m. vs. Aspen
Oct. 14: 4 p.m. vs. Roaring Fork
Oct. 15: 4 p.m. at Coal Ridge
Oct. 17: 4 p.m. at Delta
The slow start to the Moffat County boys soccer team’s season continued Tuesday as the Bulldogs lost at Rifle, 3-1.
Taking on a Class 4A opponent did not present the Bulldogs with an easy task. They got on the scoreboard for the first time in three games but again surrendered too many goals in the defeat. Moffat County fell to 0-3 this season while the Bears improved to 1-2.
After a scoreless first half, Nestor Arrellano scored the game’s first goal on a penalty kick in the second half. After that, however, the Bulldogs did not finish strong, surrendering three goals late in the game.
“We had several opportunities. We’ve just got to finish,” head coach Rusty Cox said. “We were attacking quite a bit more than them for most of the game.”
A key stretch of games is looming for Moffat County’s playoff hopes. After playing two of its next three games on the road, the Bulldogs will host five straight opponents at Woodbury Sports Complex. Picking up wins in Craig will be key with lengthy trips for all of the team’s road games.
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