Devils lax beats Steamboat, 17-12 |

Devils lax beats Steamboat, 17-12

Luke Graham
Vail, CO Colorado
Eagle Valley Devil Corin Cramer snags a loose ball during a game against Steamboat Springs in Steamboat Wednesday afternoon.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS– The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team started fast, before Eagle Valley took over on Wednesday as the Devils eventually picked up a 17-12 win.-

The Sailors (0-3) started strong in the first half, jumping on the Devils 7-1 at one point.-

But Eagle Valley slowly started to chip its way back.-

The Devils cut the lead to 7-6 with less than 10 minutes left in the first half.-

Eagle Valley eventually went ahead 8-7 and had extended its lead to 10-8 at halftime.-

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“We’ve been trying to practice cohesiveness,” Eagle Valley coach Kin Andree said. “We’ve been trying to feel that and what it’s like. We’ve changed the way we do things. After a goal we go back and talk to the goalie and make sure they know it’s not one persons fault.”

It was the goalie to which the Devils owe a big credit. Junior Jammie Dumolt was huge in Eagle Valley’s comeback, making save after save.-

All told Dumolt had 26 saves in the game and was a big reason for the turnaround.-

“You can’t win unless you really have a goalie willing to take a shot,” Andree said. “It becomes part of that momentum building.”

Steamboat came out in the second half and cut tied it at 10-all with goals from Aleigh Aurin and Jesse Wallace, before Eagle Valley scored five straight to take a commanding 15-10 lead.-

“We were up in the first half and they were working well together,” Steamboat coach Betsy Frick said. “They were doing a good job of catching and Eagle Valley didn’t have its zone figured out. They tightened that up and they got better at double and triple teaming us.”-

Two more Aurin goals made it 15-12 with less than two minutes to play, before Eagle Valley added two late goals.-

Aurin led all scorers with eight goals. Nikki Fry, Hannah Samlowski and Courtney Reynolds all added one.-

Haley Hutton led Eagle Valley with six goals. Cori Cramer had four, Megan Muehlethaler and Gina Johnson had two, while Sally Ward, Olivai Keegan and Andrea Meza all had one.-

Steamboat next plays at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Creek. Eagle Valley (1-3) next plays at 4 p.m. Friday at home against Summit.-

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