Fruita Monument girls soccer shuts out Montrose

Montrose Fruita Monument girls soccer

(Heather Jennings)

Fruita Monument girls soccer jumped out to a 3-0 lead at halftime, and then went on to beat Montrose 5-0 on Wednesday.

The Wildcats are now 6-3 this season, and have won five of their past six games.

Lila Dere, Violet Detwiler and Laurel Storheim scored goals in the first half for Fruita. Dere and Shay Cutshall scored in the second half

Dere, Anna Taets, Micaela Dangler and Detwiler had one assist apiece for the Wildcats.

"I think the team played very well as a whole," Fruita Monument Ethan Johnson said. "Different players stepped up today to score goals and didn't rely on one single player to get it done. The defense played excellent.

"Michaela Dangler was instrumental in the midfield to help create chances, and stop counter attacks," the coach added. "Overall I was pleased with how the whole group played, including the numerous substitutes that saw time."

Montrose is now 7-2 this season.

"We didn't play like ourselves today, but every loss is a learning experience and an opportunity to improve," Montrose coach Cassie Snyder said. "We identified some areas where we need to grow and that's what we intend to do."

Montrose Fruita Monument girls soccer

(Heather Jennings)