Soccer team falls to Demons |

Soccer team falls to Demons

Bruce Tippets

After a rough start, the Moffat County High School varsity soccer team settled down Saturday against the Glenwood Springs Demons, but it wasn’t enough as the Demons posted a 7-1 victory over the Bulldogs at Loudy- Simpson Park.

The Demons moved to 7-1 on the year and 1-0 in league play. The Bulldogs fell to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

Glenwood Springs started the scoring at the two-minute mark when Erin Hullibery made it a 1-0 ballgame. The Demons scored two minutes later when Josh Lee found the back of the net. Glenwood Springs scored the third goal of the game when Hullibery connected after 10 minutes of play.

“I think that the first five minutes in each half is real important to come out and start strong. If we can get a couple of balls in the other net then it’s often a wake-up call for the other team,” said Demons coach Andy Pannell. “The game was well-played on both sides and we were glad that we had a chance to come up here and play.”

At the 20-minute mark Lee scored again to put Glenwood Springs up 4-0. Patrick Davis ended the scoring for the first half at the 25-minute mark.

In the second half, the Bulldogs started a rally of their own when Isidro Quezada, a junior, scored on a breakaway seven minutes into the half.

“I think in the second we came out and played,” said Bulldogs coach Eric Johnson. “I feel that we dominated the whole second half. We went to a offensive front. We stepped it up and we played excellent in the second half.”

The Demons made it a 6-1 game when Hullibery scored his third goal, putting the game out of reach.

“If we could have played the whole game like the second half it would have been a tight game and we might have come up on top,” said Johnson. “Next time we might start with an offensive front. It’s a gamble, but it worked for us in the second half and it has worked for us in the past.”

Johnson is already thinking about the rematch against the Demons on Oct. 9.

“Next time we play Glenwood I think that we can play them,” said Johnson. “We will play in front of a hostile crowd. It was last year and it will be again this year. If we can keep focused then we will have a good game.”

The Bulldogs will have a full week off before tackling Rilfe at 11 a.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park.