Wilson’s late goal lifts Demons past ‘Dogs
Durango’s Steffie Wilson scored with 20 seconds left Friday to lift the Demons to a 3-2 nonleague girls soccer victory over visiting Palisade.
Nicole Harkreader took a pass from Cruz Maestas and scored in the 73rd minute to pull Palisade even at 2-2 but the Bulldogs (7-3) couldn’t stop the late goal and avoid their third straight loss after starting the season 7-0.
Audrey Rose Kachin scored off an assist by Natalie Combs in the 15th minute of the game but Durango’s Katie Miller tied it 20 minutes later and the teams went to halftime knotted at 1-1.
Isabella Bernazzani gave Durango a 2-1 lead in the 71st minute. Palisade goalie Katie Dunn made 15 saves, facing 21 shots.
The Bulldogs managed 11 shots, with Durango keeper Leah Stephens making nine saves.
Central swept the singles matches in its 6-1 victory over Durango.
Hannah Keeling won her No. 1 singles match 6-3, 7-5 over Erin Neale and Keira Trujillo claimed a tough three-set match at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 2-6, 10-5 over Sarah Harrelson.
Abby Bridgett completed the singles sweep with a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles against Kit Hackett.
The Warriors won all but the No. 1 doubles match, which went to a third-set tiebreaker.
Aiden Woomer scored three goals and Zac Twardowski two, with nine other Wildcats scoring one goal in Fruita Monument’s 14-4 rout of Glenwood Springs.
Fruita (5-7) led 8-2 at halftime and scored six goals in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.
The visiting Wildcats outshot Glenwood Springs 28-10, with goalie Corey Henricksen making one save and Corey Brown two for Fruita.
Battle Mountain defeated Grand Junction 12-7 at Walker Field.
Ashley Preuss scored two goals in the final three minutes to tie the game, including one with only 45 seconds to play, and Grand Junction scored twice in overtime for an 11-9 victory over Durango.
Megan Gromke and Kacie Jay each scored overtime goals for the Tigers (7-1) to help Grand Junction come back from a 5-1 halftime deficit.
Jay scored five goals, Delaney Robison and Preuss two each and Kristina Sewell had another for Grand Junction.
Beth Jennings made 12 saves for Grand Junction.