Delta soccer team defeats Vail Christian
By Wayne Crick
Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:55 am
Photo by Wayne Crick Haylin McCollough, left, controls the ball and prepares to pass it to Makayla Mills coming down field on the right. Delta defeated Vail Christian 6-0 in a home match last week at the Cottonwood Field Complex.
Three games last week resulted in one win and two losses for Delta's girls soccer team. The Panthers defeated Vail Christian (2A Region 2, 1-6 and 2-7) 6-0 on Tuesday, April 11, but fell to league-leading Vail Mountain (7-0 and 8-1) and Aspen (3-2 and 5-4).
The Panthers took, unofficially, 27 shots in the first half. Many of those shots were from long-distance with Vail Christian's keeper stopping all but three. Missa Webb scored the first goal early in the first half with sister Jo Webb scoring the second. Mykayla Mills netted the third goal of the opening half for the Panthers.
Most of the first half was spent with Delta's offense pressing Vail Christian's back line and keeper for scoring opportunities.
Another three goals were scored in the second half to make the final tally 6-0.
Against Aspen, the league's fourth place team, Delta was unable to score. The Panther's defense did a solid job of keeping the Gore Rangers at bay for most of the game but did give up three goals.
Delta's lone goal came in the second half.
O'Sullivan Claire, and Clara Maxwell were responsible for Vail Mountain's scores. Claire netted two shots while Maxwell scored once. Maxwell also had two assists in the win.
Delta had a match against Basalt April 18 and is scheduled to face Rangely Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. The Panthers will host Coal Ridge April 25 at 4 p.m.