The May 13 game against Twin Peaks may have been an ugly win for the Clear Creek girls soccer team, but it was a win nonetheless. The first 15 minutes involved a lot of brutal back-and-forth, but …
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The May 13 game against Twin Peaks may have been an ugly win for the Clear Creek girls soccer team, but it was a win nonetheless.
The first 15 minutes involved a lot of brutal back-and-forth, but once Clear Creek freshman forward Rylie Young scored her first goal the rest was history.
The Golddiggers maintained possession most of the game and scored 10 unanswered goals on Twin Peaks — five by Young and three by junior Breyda Spinner.
The final goal triggered the mercy rule, ending the game 13 minutes early. Clear Creek won 10-0.
Twin Peaks from Longmont, a conference foe, drops to 0-2 with the loss.
“It was an ugly win,” Coach Dan Ebert said.
He described how Twin Peaks' players clumped together during the game, which prevented Clear Creek from syncing like normal. That and several uncalled penalties, as the Golddiggers described them, disturbed Clear Creek's play.
“It was a very physical game,” Ebert said, adding that tempers flared on both sides.
Young and junior midfielder Maxine Inman both felt that, despite the scoreboard, Clear Creek underperformed.
“We played down to their level,” Inman continued.
Inman said she and her teammates need to work on turning out against the defense rather than turning in.
While Young said it felt good to score five goals, she hadn't played her best. She didn't have as many assists as she would've liked, partly because she played midfield much of the game, which isn't her strong suit.
In the first three games of the season, Young has scored 11 goals, according to Ebert. He said the Golddiggers will need to maintain that type of firepower and stay healthy throughout the rest of the season as they face some of the best 2A teams in the state.
The May 26 home game against top-ranked Dawson will be a must-see for soccer fans, Ebert said.
The 3-0 Clear Creek team was scheduled to play at Loveland Classical Tuesday, after the print deadline.
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