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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.
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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.-

“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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