DHS girls soccer runs from cold, warm to hot

Demons kick slow start to win at Pueblo South

The Demons left the Durango cold around 8 a.m. Friday, and they arrived to overcast Pueblo skies but 60-degree weather.

Pueblo South, however, came out hot.

The Colts scored a goal in their first trip into the Demons’ defensive zone – “their first opportunity in the attacking third,” Durango High School girls soccer coach Aaron Eldridge said.

“The game was pretty much a stalemate the rest of the first half,” Eldridge said.

Durango scored the equalizer, then the game-winner in the second half for a 2-1 nonconference victory.

“They came out with good possession, and we came out flat,” Eldridge said.

They warmed up.

Brooke Milliet finished Emily Barney’s cross to goal for a 1-1 game early in the second half, then Milliet’s long throw-in reached Stephanie Ogier, who fed the ball into the goalie box, and Raquel Delgado finished it for a 2-1 game late in the second half.

“It was a really physical match,” said Eldridge, who credited central defender Amanda Urban for her defense on a particular 6-foot skilled striker who assisted on the Colts’ goal.

“She really stepped up and played a physical opponent,” he said of Urban.

“The whole team played well.”

Pueblo South applied a lot of pressure late, but “Karlee Mulkey made a couple of good saves” to preserve the win, Eldridge said.

Durango (5-2-1) will play Pueblo West at 11 a.m. today.

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