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Huskies girls lax drop opener

Battle Mountain's Quinn Hilgartner scores her first varsity goal on Friday in Edwards against Pine Creek. The visiting Eagle won, 17-4.
Chris Dillmann | cdillmann@vaildaily.com |

EDWARDS — The good news? Pine Creek is probably going to be the best non-Aspen team Battle Mountain girls lacrosse will see this season.

The bad news? It didn’t go so well.

Pine Creek took care of the Huskies, 17-4, on Friday afternoon.



This is where we insert the perfunctory statement — a season-opening game does not a season make.

“We use a lot of swimming analogies, and we were in the deep end of the pool,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “We were struggling to keep our head above the water. We’ve got to get possession of the ball. That was our biggest drawback today. We didn’t take many good shots, but we didn’t have many opportunities to take shots.”

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Good Effort

Pine Creek is a 5A school, yet Colorado girls lacrosse does not have a 5A/4A split like the gents. Pine Creek went 13-3 last season, making the playoffs. It’s worth noting the Eagles fell to … Aspen, 11-10, in overtime during those playoffs.

Pine Creek race out to a 9-1 lead midway through the first half, and never looked back. Haley Frischholz, Julia Heid and Marti Schmidt scored for the Huskies. The biggest cheer, however, came when freshman Quinn Hilgartner notched her first varsity goal.



Next up for the Huskies is Telluride at home on Monday.


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