Delta High School's soccer team began the season with losses to Palisade (3-1) and Steamboat Springs (4-2). Since that time, the Panthers have won six matches and tied Roaring Fork.
Entering this week's action, Delta had a 7-2-1 overall record and was 3-1 in 4A WSL standings. The Panthers are currently listed in second place.
Battle Mountain is the league leader at 7-1-0 and 6-1-0 with Summit third with its 4-3-1 and 4-1-1 slate. The remaining five places include Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, Eagle Valley, Palisade and Rifle.
A Tuesday (Sept. 24) match in Aspen turned into a 2-1 victory for Delta.
Neither team scored in the first half. Each team played well defensively and both offenses managed just one goal apiece to send the match to overtime tied at 1-1.
There wasn't enough time in the first overtime to decide the match winner. In the second overtime, Delta was able to get the winning goal.
For Delta, senior Ramiro Fausto and junior Kai Maulhardt netted a goal each to help preserve the win. Edwin Soto scored the lone Aspen goal in the second half of play.
The Panthers' latest victim was Eagle Valley last Saturday. Delta played with intensity and purpose to score a 4-1 victory.
Delta had a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals by Abraham Ontiveros and Kai Maulhardt.
Felix Heinz scored Delta's third goal at the 38:50 mark of the second half to put the Panthers ahead 3-0.
Ontiveros netted the Panthers' fourth goal with less than two minutes to go in the match.
The Devils scored their lone goal late in the second half to account for the final score of 4-1.blog comments powered by Disqus