Delta's Panthers began their soccer campaign with matches against Glenwood Springs, a 5-0 loss, on March 10 and with Eagle Valley, a 3-2 setback, on March 12.
GS 5, Delta 0
Delta's first game of the season turned out to be a loss to Glenwood Springs, 5-0, on March 10.
Glenwood's Sarah Helm scored three of the Demons' five goals against the Panthers. Helm's teammates Megan Mazzotta and Kenzi Johnson had one goal each in the win.
The Demons scored three times in the first half and finished second-half play with two more.
Delta junior Cassie Waters had two of the five shots taken on goal by the Panthers. Karina Bedoy, Shelbi Ledesma and Makayla Mills had the other three goals.
Freshman goalkeeper Kaley St. Peter gave up five of 20 shots taken by Glenwood Springs.
Devils 3, Delta 2
The Panthers scored single goals in each of the two halves played. Freshman Missa Webb and Bedoy, a senior, had one goal apiece for the Panthers.
Mills was credited with one assist in the match.
Eagle Valley scored one goal in the first half and two in the second 40 minutes of action.
Delta's next competition is against Central on March 17 at the old Cottonwood Golf Course in North Delta. Match-play begins at 4 p.m.
On March 22, the Panthers play in Montrose with action beginning at 3 p.m.
Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.