Aspen girls soccer team extends stingy defense

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – One goal was all the Skiers needed.

The Aspen High School girls soccer team returned from spring break with a 1-0 victory over visiting Vail Mountain School on Tuesday afternoon at Iselin Field.

“We had another clean sheet for the girls,” Aspen head coach John Gillies said of the team’s fourth consecutive shutout to open the season.

“Our (defensive) communication and organization is fantastic,” he said. “And I was impressed with how vocal (goalkeeper) Sally McGuren was (Tuesday).”

Gillies said the Skiers scored after Logan McNamee sent a crossing pass in front of the Vail Mountain goal. With Annabelle Wilcox applying pressure, a Vail Mountain defender scored an own goal for the only tally of the match.

The Aspen girls soccer team will be back in action today with a 4 p.m. game against Vail Christian School.

“I’m happy with the girls’ progress,” Gillies said. “It’s difficult coming back from spring break. We were definitely rusty.”

He said the Skiers should have an opportunity to crank of the offense today against Vail Christian.

“We should have an opportunity to score goals,” Gillies said,

The Skiers improved to 2-0-1.

Vail Mountain fell to 2-1-0.