The wind and the weather were another stiff test; the competition proved even stiffer for the Bayfield Wolverines’ girls soccer team.
After a 9-1 blowout over Ridgway, Bayfield High School hosted Telluride on Saturday afternoon at Wolverine Country Stadium.
Bayfield lost to Alamosa; Alamosa lost to Telluride; “so I really wasn’t sure what to think,” BHS head coach Jen Zelinski said.
BHS (4-2, 2-1 Intermountain League) beat Telluride 2-1 on Saturday.
“It was awful conditions, but we played well,” Zelinski said.
“We came out hard and played our game.”
The game was scoreless at the half, then Telluride scored the game’s first goal in the second half. The Miners, however, missed an opportunity for a 2-0 lead when a BHS hand ball in the goalie box turned into a penalty kick. The Miners hit the post, and the ball was cleared to safety.
Lindsey Reinmuth tied the game at 1, and freshman Maddy Duran scored the game-winning goal by beating the keeper on a one-v-one move.
“She plays a lot of club soccer,” Zelinski said. “She shows a lot of potential.”
Andrea Lahoz, the Wolverines’ foreign-exchange student from Spain, made 12 saves in goal for another victory, one made possible by the sweeper playing on the back line in front of her.
“Jordyn Harrison – she kept our defense organized; she kept the ball out,” Zelinski said. “We definitely don’t win that game without her.”
BHS will play an IML game at Pagosa Springs at 4 p.m. Tuesday, then will host Ignacio at 4 p.m. Friday.