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The Devils hold off the Huskies, 10-7

EVGL Haley Hutton 1 DT 4-30-12

EDWARDS, Colorado – When Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley square off today for girls lacrosse, it’ll be the biggest cross-county clash they’ve had since yesterday.

Eagle Valley jumped on Battle Mountain early and held off a furious late-game rally for a 10-7 win.

The two teams had so much fun they’re doing it again today at 5:30 p.m. at the Gypsum sports complex.

Actually, Telluride dropped out of the Mountain League and Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley needed to pick up an extra game; there’s no place like home.

As it turns out, Battle Mountain beat Eagle Valley in late March; Eagle Valley beat Battle Mountain yesterday, and they’ll settle that best-of-three today.

About Monday’s game.

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Cori Cramer had a huge day, scoring four goals for Eagle Valley.

She hit her hat trick with about nine minutes left in the second half. The crowd had barely retrieved its hats when she drilled her fourth goal.

Haley “Hat Trick” Hutton scored three for Eagle Valley. Andrea Meza, Devinne Hart and Olivia Keegan had one each.

Battle Mountain trailed 10-3 with about three minutes to go when the Huskies went to work. Maddi Conlin already had three goals and added her fourth to make it 10-5.

Hayley Clarke popped another with 48 seconds left on a nifty assist by Morgan Underwood.

Katie Talbot made it 10-7 with 23 seconds left.

One of Battle Mountain’s leading scorers, Clare Baker, was out with a broken leg that she got Friday the 13th at Steamboat Springs. Steamboat sent her an adorable handmade get-well card, hoping she gets back on the field soon. The Huskies hope so, too.

It’s been a great season, both coaches said.

“This season has been an opportunity to meet the coolest group of girls,” said Kim Andree, Eagle Valley coach. “They make me laugh, they make me cry, they make me proud. They’re all on the honor roll.

“I’m proud to have student-athletes who value academics as much as athletics.”

Battle Mountain coach Emily Jaissle said her Huskies have made huge improvement.

“This team has come leaps and bounds,” Jaissle said. “We’ve done things that have never been done before.”

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com.