Visiting Wolverines blank Alamosa on Saturday

Alamosa senior Melody Lipke (6) recovers while Bayfield’s Cayanne Carlson (10) congratulates her keeper Jaden Cooper (1) on a goal saving play during Saturday’s game. (VC/Jiron)

ALAMOSA — Saturday morning the Alamosa Mean Moose Girls’ Soccer squad welcomed Bayfield for a district meeting. The Wolverines scored a shutout defeating the Moose 2-0.

In last year’s contests Alamosa (1-6) enjoyed a great deal more success against the Wolverines sweeping the series. The Moose won both games by a score of 2-1.

This year is a stark contrast as the Moose seem to be continually looking to right the ship. A rough start against high-ranking teams and upper class opponents further soured after starting the season 1-3. Alamosa slipped into a two game skid entering Saturday’s contest.

The Mean Moose were sunk early in the league game. The first half saw two goals from the Wolverines. A high floater from Peri Milner from the left side went against the grain to beat Alamosa keeper Kelly Castillo to the right side to put Bayfield up 1-0. Later a short corner was lifted over the crowd where Sarah Ruybal got a head on it to lift the Wolverines to their 2-0 game winning score.

Despite  trailing, the second half didn’t see any less effort from Alamosa as senior Melody Lipke piled up the chances banging shots off crossbars and fighting for rebounds. One of Lipke’s better chances came  on a breakaway leaving her all alone with Bayfield keeper Jaden Cooper. Cooper attacked the ball out from underneath Lipke to retain the shutout.

Down one game to the Wolverines now Alamosa will need to pick up a road win to even up the series. The next Bayfield-Alamosa clash is set for April 20th in Bayfield.

The Moose will get their next chance to add to the win column when they host Del Norte for an away designated game Tuesday the 16th at 4 p.m.


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