Nil-nil tie: One more time for AHS girls |

Nil-nil tie: One more time for AHS girls

Staff report

Another tie?

Are you kidding?

Not when the Aspen High School girls soccer team is concerned.

The Skiers played to their fifth tie of the season Friday afternoon, earning a 0-0 stalemate against league-power Grand Valley on a sunny Friday afternoon at the AHS field.

“We played well,” Aspen head coach John Gillies said. “They (Skiers) were composed, and they kept up with Grand Valley.”

He said the Skiers attacked early with solid scoring chances.

“We should have scored three goals in the first 5 minutes,” Gillies said. “But they were straight at the goalkeeper.”

“Another double-overtime tie,” Aspen senior captain Annabelle Wilcox said. “But we went our there and played out hearts out.”

Senior defensive leader Katrina Klawiter said the Aspen defense worked as a team against Grand Valley (12-2-1, 8-1-0 in conference).

“The defense was very strong (Friday). We had some feisty players in there,” Klawiter said, adding that senior goalkeeper Sally McGuren had 20 saves at the back of the Aspen defense. “Sally was doing really well. She didn’t hesitate. She went out for the ball.”

She said Erin Spence led the offensive attack.

“She was doing well up front. She was really working hard. If someone was going to score, it was her,” Klawiter said.

The Skiers finished the season 5-5-5.

“We started out trying every game, and we ended with a tie,” Klawiter said.

“But it was nice to tie Grand Valley (a state playoff team). That was nice.”

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