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Aspen High girls soccer rallies to overcome Vail Mt.

Tim Mutrie

Behind two goals from junior Emily Hassall, the Aspen High girls soccer team eked out a come-from-behind victory Saturday at Vail Mountain.Aspen fell behind 1-nil on a breakaway goal three minutes into the game, but Hassall soon provided the equalizer. Sophomore Sarah Richardson added a second goal before halftime.Vail Mountain tied it up at 2-all on a free kick in the second half and Aspen, which tied Roaring Fork 0-0 on Thursday, avoided another overtime scenario with a league opponent when Hassall struck for her second goal with about five minutes remaining in regulation.”We had great individual performances, but as a team we just didn’t work together,” said Aspen coach John Gillies. “We’ll take a win however it is, but, once again, Vail Mountain can feel unlucky that we beat them.”Aspen improved to 3-2-1 overall and 2-0-1 in Class 3A Western Slope League play. Junior Carly Magill recorded the win in net for Aspen. “We did have key players out – doing ice hockey tryouts, at snowboarding competitions and playing tennis matches. So we weren’t quite ourselves, either. It was make-shifty,” said Gillies. Today, Aspen travels to face the Colorado Rocky Mountain School at 4 p.m. And on Tuesday, the Skiers take on the top team in the league, Basalt, at 4 p.m. at the BHS field. That makes four games in six days for the AHS girls, if you’re counting.Looking to today’s match against CRMS, Gillies shrugged: “We’ll go down there and see how many goals turn up.”The game marks CRMS’ second game of the year and home opener.Tim Mutrie’s e-mail address is mutrie@aspentimes.com


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