Four Montrose Avalanche Soccer teams braved Red Mountain Pass, frigid temperatures, and blustery winds this past weekend to play in Durango and Farmington, New Mexico.
U12 Boys Black begin their season 2 -0
- To start their spring 2013 campaign, the newly assembled U-12 Boys Avalanche Black team came away with two wins beating Durango Chaos 3-1 and Moab Red 5-2 … A great start to what will be a fun and successful year. This is one of 3 new Avalanche teams this spring. This team is coached by Sean Donohoe.
U-14 Boys team win two
- Montrose 5 (Brett Byers 2, Mason Weig 1, J.T. Winston 1, and Jed Sanchez 1), Prostar Moab 0
- Montrose 4 (Brett Byers, Mason Weig, Osmar Murillo, and Jayden Lopez), Four Corners Youth Soccer Falcons 2
Montrose Avalanche U12 Girls White team loses one, ties one, plays hard
- Although they played well, the U12 Girls White team lost their first game against last years SWL champion, Durango United Flash, 0-2, both goals coming on penalty or indirect kicks.
- Montrose controlled possession for much of the second game against the Durango United Strike Force, but the game ended in a 1-1 tie. It could have been a loss, however, without a great penalty kick save by goalkeeper Lilian Davis.
U12 Boys Avalanche Red win two
“The first games of the season are always hard, but it is nice to get back in the swing of things . We traveled through the bad weather and played in the cold. However, we had two great games. I’m very proud of my whole team.” – Coach Hilton
- First ,they played Tri-city SA San Juan Firestorm. This was the team that knocked them out of the championships last year in the semi-finals. They triumphed 4-0 with excellent defensive play by Bryan Prado and Tyler Hilton with Gregory Sheya in the goal. They worked hard up front as well. Trevor Jackson and Victor Ortega each scored one, but Onesimo Parades was the big scorer in this game with two goals. Alex Roman showed a lot of improvement over the winter, playing indoor must of helped.
- The second game was against Durango United Thunder. This is the team that knocked them off for the championship at the Grand Junction Tournament in the fall. Again, outstanding play by the entire team brought them a 2 -1 victory. Trevor Jackson scored their two goals. Excellent play all over the field by new comer Morgan Boyers and mid-field action by Jack Yarnell supported the strikers in their efforts to score goals. Jose Ortega, Cayden Christianson, Victor Ortega and Tyler Hilton played superb defense.