Aspen girls soccer collects first win of year | AspenTimes.com

Aspen girls soccer collects first win of year

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Aspen High School girls soccer team collected its first win of the season Tuesday afternoon, topping Vail Christian 4-2 at Edwards.

The Skiers, who had opened the season with a 2-2 tie against Cortez last weekend, scored first against Vail Christian.

The Aspen girls went up 2-1 before Vail Christian rallied to tie the game a second time. The Skiers converted two more opportunities for the road win and a 1-0-1 overall record.

“We came out after 5 minutes, and we had a fantastic passing game,” head coach John Gillies said.

After giving up the tying goal, Gillies said the Skiers again kicked their game into high gear.

“These Aspen girls can really (play well); they just don’t all the time,” Gillies said.

Julia Ely scored three goals in the Aspen win.

Maria King had the fourth goal — a rocket from just outside the box, according to Gillies.

The Aspen girls soccer team is scheduled to open the home season Thursday with a 4 p.m. match against rival Basalt.

The game will be played on the turf field at Aspen High School, weather and field conditions permitting.

The Aspen girls then will play at Coal Ridge on March 18 before the annual spring break.

They will return to action at Vail Mountain School on April 1.

dstrode@aspentimes.com


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