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Battle Mountain girls lacrosse rallies past Eagle Valley, 14-9

GYPSUM — It was a good game, a nice statement about the development of girls lacrosse in Eagle County.

Eagle Valley led cross-county rival Battle Mountain, 7-6, at halftime before the Huskies surged to a 14-9 victory on Tuesday in Gypsum.

Maddie Berger led the rally with five goals in all, while Haley Frischholz had the hat trick for the Huskies.



Lindsay Martinez and Morgan Murphy had three each for the Devils.

Battle Mountain (6-5) is home for Wheat Ridge on Friday and Durango on Saturday.



“The girls have been playing well and improving,” Huskies coach Emily Jaissle said. “We have two big games at the end of the week and we look forward to seeing them play again.”

Meanwhile, Eagle Valley (3-4) heads to Grand Junction today.

“We have six games in the last two weeks (of the season),” Devils coach Stephanie Renzelman said. “We held our own.”



GYPSUM

Devils boys fall to Summit

Fall sports have it best, by which we mean there is no break in the middle of the season.

Winter teams come back from the holidays, and that first game is always an adventure. And then there’s spring break.

Eagle Valley boys lacrosse had a rough go of it on Tuesday in its post-spring break debut, falling to Summit County, 9-3, in Gypsum.

“We had one day of practice (after the break) and were a little rusty,” Devils coach Bobby Ecker said. “Our sticks weren’t looking too good. Our goal was to possess and we weren’t able to find offensive production. We were on the defensive side of the ball for a lot of the game, which isn’t too fun. But the boys played a competitive hard-fought game.”

Jared Salaz scored twice for the Devils (2-8), while defender Sam Bloomquist also had a tally.

Eagle Valley is right back in action today at the Vail Mountain School.

GRAND JUNCTION

Huskies beat Tigers

You can’t stop Max Schramm. You can only hope to contain him.

The Battle Mountain boys lacrosse goalie scored on Monday during a 10-3 win at Grand Junction.

More familiar goal-scoring names like Cole Delain and Wyatt Dilling had hat tricks. Jack Nichols, Mike Lange and Jon Rulon ripped the twine as well for the Huskies (9-2).

And now Battle Mountain heads to Aspen today for “the biggest game in the history of everything … until the next one.” The Skiers overcame a 6-0 halftime deficit to beat the Huskies, 8-7, in overtime during the state-playoff quarterfinals last spring. No pep talks will be needed.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, cfreud@vaildaily.com and @cfreud.


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