DHS soccer off to state

By Wayne Crick

Another two wins look good on Delta's resume after last week's matches in Moffat County and Carbondale. The Panthers took care of business with a 1-0 win against Moffat County and ran past Roaring Fork, 4-1, on Thursday. The wins also handed the league title to Delta's Panthers.

The Panthers improved to 8-1 in the 3A WSL and are 12-3 overall. Coal Ridge is also 8-1 in league play and has a 14-1 overall record. Vail Mountain is listed third (7-2 and 12-3) with Basalt, (6-3 and 10-5) resting in fourth. Roaring Fork is a dangerous opponent for the Panthers with a 2-1 loss to the Rams, back on Sept. 10, attesting to their abilities to play.

Delta 1, MC 0

Delta, inspite of its 1-0 win, was totally dominant in the game with a 27-6 differential in shots taken during the contest.

For all its dominance, Delta wasn't able to put the match away until the second half with Marcos Edmondson's goal sealing the deal. Danny Mendoza was given the assist and Joseph Holliman recorded his 11th win against three losses.

Delta 4, RF 1

Delta did not let the previous loss to Roaring Fork distract them. On the contrary. Delta netted two goals in each of the 40-minute halves on its way to its 12th win of the season.

Scoring goals for the Panthers were Martin Corral, Jason Holiman, Danny Mendoza and Isaac Fuller. Colton Godwin had two assists for the Panthers.

State Playoffs

Delta High School will enter this year's 2016 Class 3A State Soccer Championships as the No. 20 team with a record of 12-3. The Panthers will face No. 13 Peak to Peak (9-5-1) in Vail on the Vail Mountain field. Tentative game time is 3:30 p.m.