girls soccer

Fast 3-0 start for Arvada West girls soccer

But Wildcats have plenty of competition in 5A Jeffco

Daniel Williams
A pair of Arvada West defenders surround Poudre’s Naomi Austin during the Wildcards 4-0 victory Monday at North Area Athletic Complex.
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— The season has barely started but Arvada West girls’ soccer is already on a roll.

The Wildcats rallied to improve to 3-0 on the season beating Rocky Mountain 3-2 in overtime Friday at French Field.

Rocky Mountain scored two first half goals and took a 2-1 lead into halftime after getting goals from Morgan Abbitt and Marissa Mascio.

But knowing that have a potent offense that can score at anytime, the Wildcats tied the game with junior Carly Kading’s goal in the 68th minute.

A-West junior Cassie Moosberger then converted the game winner eight minutes into overtime when she beat Rocky Mountain’s goaltender Ragan Garner.

The win over Rocky Mountain comes three days after Arvada West beat Poudre 4-0 Monday at North Area Athletic Complex.

Senior Beanna DeVita scored a pair of goals and the Wildcats converted on two penalty kicks leading to the lopsided victory.

A-West has now outscored their three opponents this season 9-3.

The Wildcats early season sense of urgency might be due to the fact that they barely lost last season’s 5A Jeffco league title to Ralston Valley.

A-West finished 11-3-1 last season but their 6-1-1 league record, though impressive, was a half game worse than Ralston Valley’s 7-1 record.

The Wildcats are all-in on getting over the top and winning a 5A Jeffco title this season, and they have eight seniors on the roster who are going to help them get it done.

However, Ralston Valley is also already 3-0 this season and Columbine is 4-1. And 5A Jeffco could prove to be one of the best 5A leagues in the state this season with up to five different teams who could compete for a league crown.

Arvada West (3-0) will play at Bear Creek at 4 p.m.