Delta High School’s girls soccer team made the trip to Aspen May 8 to face the Skiers for the season opener for both teams.

A high competitive game had a pair of scores in the first half of a 2-0 loss for Delta. The Panthers were outshot 12-4 in the contest with Alexis Cordts-Pearce and Jennifer Ellis scoring single goals in the first 40 minutes of play.

Senior Joslyn Carpenter was in goal for the Panthers and had four saves while allowing two goals in the contest.

In the first game in a few months, Delta head coach Elaine Wood noted some notable occurrences in the game. “It was a crazy weather day in Aspen with rain, wind, and hail. As expected, Aspen was tough. They had an experienced and well disciplined defensive four. We were able to get four shots off but just couldn’t penetrate that defensive four. We moved the ball well and the girls played smart, but we struggled to ever get a good foothold.”

Wood sees Aspen as one of the best in Class 3A soccer and in a category with the likes of Colorado Academy, Jefferson Academy and Kent Denver.

Delta has a tough week ahead with Central at home on May 11 and a 4 p.m. match up in Vail Mountain on Thursday (May 13) followed by an 11 a.m. home match on Saturday with Basalt.

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