No. 8 Montrose girls soccer uses big first half to beat Grand Junction Central

(Photo: Heather Jennings)

MONTROSE — Eighth-ranked Montrose girls soccer is now 5-0 this season following a 3-0 win over Grand Junction Central on Saturday.

"We played a totally solid game, especially having come off a two week period with no games," Montrose coach Cassie Snyder said. "Our possession was consistently strong and we had a lot of opportunities to score. We are getting better all the time and plan to continue to grow and improve."

Montrose jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first half when Euraylie Cantu scored off an assist Shayla Geesing, and Joise Coulter scored from an assist by Olivia Haga.

Tate Dunnagan scored in the second half on an assist from Coulter to give Montrose the 3-0 win.

"Montrose was well organized and physical," Central coach Jason Clare said. "We needed to match it and we fell short. ... I think Montrose was better in the first half and we were better in the second half, but chasing the game is always difficult and we rushed things in the final third."

Montrose plays at Palisade on Monday. Central (1-2) plays at Coal Ridge on Tuesday.

(Photo: Heather Jennings)

(Photo: Heather Jennings)

(Photo: Heather Jennings)