Battle Mountain girls lax rebounds for win
And Saints soccer gets W as well
EDWARDS — Battle Mountain girls lacrosse lost to Pine Creek on Thursday by a large score and we shall never speak of it again.
As is usual, Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald cited, “A little I’m hurt but not yet slain. I’ll just lie down and bleed a while and then I’ll rise and fight again,” from Sir Andrew Barton via former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy.
And Battle Mountain turned the page with a 10-7 win over Fruita Monument on Saturday. The defense was much better behind goalie Grace Morgan and Eleanor Sheahan.
On offense, Quinn Hillgartner and Katie Kessenich were back on their games. Marley Lindner, Sam Lindall, and Sage Nash all had productive days from the midfield and freshman Katherine Martin had her first varsity goal.
Battle Mountain (6-4) is at Summit County on Tuesday.
Saints back in win column
COLORADO SPRINGS — There wasn’t a jinx or anything. Vail Christian soccer bounced back from a frustrating 3-0 loss to the Colorado Rocky Mountain School by pounding Evangelical Christian, 3-0, on Saturday in Colorado Springs.
After not converting on numerous opportunities against the Pearls on Thursday, the shots started to fall on Saturday, and there was much rejoicing.
“As a coach, you know that once you get one, more will follow,” Saints coach Barbara Wilson said. “With the holiday weekend and missing some people. Caitlin (Bishop) and Talia (Tyler) did a great job at center midfield, distributing and following up.”
Bishop got rewarded with the Saints first goal of the game in the 18th minute, courtesy of Audrey Deck. Zoey Barela did her thing in the 25th minute to make it 2-0. (Come on Vail Christian, you know what to say: “Bye, Felicia.”) Bishop to Barela finished the deal.
Looking at Saturday’s to-do list: Senior Gretchen Pavelich drew Evangelical Christian’s top scoring threat and took care of business. Maddy Ellsworth and Rebecca Daly helped the Saints play wide.
While Vail Christian did maintain the shutout, the team is still working toward playing the full 80 minutes and getting an elusive second-half goal. The good news is that the Saints have another shot at the full 80 minutes when they head to Carbondale for a rematch with CRMS on Tuesday.
Baseball teams fall
Eagle Valley baseball was competitive against Western Slope powerhouse Palisade in during 13-11 and 11-5 losses to the Bulldogs on Friday.
The Devils fell to 7-3 overall and 2-3 in the 4A Slope.
Battle Mountain baseball also dropped a league doubleheader to Steamboat Springs on Friday in Edwards.
Eagle Valley is at Grand Junction on Monday, while the Huskies (7-7) are at Roaring Fork on Thursday.
Devils girls lacrosse nearly rallies
MONTROSE — Eagle Valley girls lacrosse was down 8-2 at the half and nearly rallied during the second half, before dropping an 11-9 decision at Montrose on Saturday.
As many teams know, the drive to Montrose is a long one and teams often start slowly and that was the case for the Devils (1-6) on Saturday.
Taylor Rivers, Carley Beckum, and Sophia Rinn were in on the scoring for Eagle Valley, which is at Roaring Fork on Monday.