AHS girls soccer shuts out Rangely
The Aspen High girls soccer team opened its league schedule with a 4-0 shutout victory over Rangely on the road Thursday afternoon.Junior forward Katrina DeVore scored a pair of goals for Aspen and the sisters Hassle, junior Emily and freshman Julia, booted in one goal apiece.Junior goalie Carly Magill recorded the shutout in net. “And we had a good strong defense led by junior Elyse Boelens and sophomore Hailey Ortman,” said Aspen coach John Gillies.Aspen, which is now off for two weeks for spring break, improved to 2-2 overall on the season and 1-0 in Class 3A Western Slope League play.Aspen opened the season with a 5-0 loss to the larger Class 5A Grand Junction on March 12. Two days later, another 5A power, Grand Junction Central, dealt Aspen with a 5-1 loss.Then last Saturday Aspen recorded its first win, 1-0, over Class 4A Eagle Valley.Coach Gillies said he was encouraged by yesterday’s performance.”It was quite convincing,” he said. “And we’re quite happy overall considering it’s only the fourth time we’ve touched green grass. We’re still practicing in the gym, of course, and the four times we’ve been on grass has been for the four games so far.”Next up for Aspen – following spring break – is an April 7 league match at Roaring Fork at 4 p.m.”It’s all a bit crazy. We’re four games into the season and still we’re getting players back from other sports like snowboarding and volleyball and such, and now they’re going off on spring break. So we’ll be trying to get it all back together once more after the break, trying to hit full speed for the heart of the season.”Tim Mutrie’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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