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Eagle Valley lacrosse opens season with two wins

Ian Smith
Vail, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” The Eagle Valley girls lacrosse team owns more wins than practices outside.

On Saturday, the Devils went 2-1 at the Lax Jam in Grand Junction despite not practicing outside once yet this season. Eagle Valley scored victories against Battle Mountain and Durango before falling to Grand Valley.

“The girls are very excited,” Eagle Valley coach Sarah Resch said. “It was a great way to start off our CHSAA season. We have an amazing group of seniors. They are great leaders on and off the field.”

In their first game of the season, the Devils faced a familiar foe in the Huskies. Stephanie Renzelman and Lauren Schmitt both netted a pair of goals to push Eagle Valley to a 10-1 victory.

“I think for us, just getting out on the field and getting that nervous energy out was good,” Resch said. “We hadn’t played on a field yet. We’re connecting really well. Our passing was good. Our shots were good. We started the season great.”

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Renzelman again led the Devils against Durango. Both Renzelman and Kyla Arguello scored hat tricks in the 10-3 win.

The Eagle Valley defense also did its part. Goalies Jessa Arguello and Milania Salazar shared time in all three games and did well to stop their opponents.

“They are both very strong keepers,” Resch said. “They are both going to play in all of our games. They both had great days.”

In its last game, Eagle Valley fell to Grand Valley, 8-5. Renzelman again scored two goals, but the Devils ran out of energy.

The Devils are back in action on Monday when they host Summit County at 4 p.m in the program’s first home game.

Sports Writer Ian Smith can be reached at 970-748-2935 or ismith@vaildaily.com.

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