The seventh game of their soccer season brought a win for the Golddiggers girls soccer team, who beat their mountain neighbors from Gilpin County at their home field in Clear Creek County.
The Clear Creek girls soccer team pulled out a win over Gilpin County with a 1-0 win at home on April 11, putting the Clear Creek Golddiggers at a 4-3 record.
The winning goal for the Golddiggers was scored by forward and team captain Rylie Young at the 24 minute mark in the first half.
In the first half, both teams spent a good amount of time defending their goal from the opposing forwards. In the second half, the Golddiggers played a lot of defense and saw nearly 10 shots on goal from Gilpin, but the Clear Creek goalkeeper kept the shots out.
Young has been on the team since she was a freshman. She said the Golddiggers were happy about the win.
“I’m glad we beat Gilpin, because they’re our rivals,” Young said.
Young played on the 11th in the forward/striker position, and has already scored 14 goals this season according to MaxPreps.
Pressley King, a sophomore and second year member of the team, explained that the Golddiggers played down to the level of Gilpin at the game.
“We definitely didn’t play to our level, we played to what they were bringing,” she said.
King expected her team would up their competition for their upcoming games.
Dan Ebert, the coach of the Clear Creek girls soccer team, explained that the team this year is younger than some years.
“We had seven seniors graduate last year,” he said.
He had a few simple goals for the season for his team, centered around the wellbeing of the players.
“Keep them all healthy, and try to be competitive,” Ebert said.