Huskies lax beats Eagle Valley
GYPSUM — Battle Mountain boys lacrosse has lost a lot of close games this year. Now, the Huskies are starting to win them.
Battle Mountain won its second in row, nipping Eagle Valley, 7-6, on Thursday in Gypsum.
“It feels good to win a close game,” Huskies coach Jerry Nichols said. “We’ve been on the wrong side of these. We think we need to win our final four games to make the playoffs — two down and two to go.”
Battle Mountain (5-8 overall and 4-4 in the Western Conference) got four goals from Morrows, three by Tucker, one by Charlie, two from Jeremy Sforzo and one from Tom Boyne.
The Huskies might have had more, had it not been for Devils keeper Spencer Burwell, who stood on his head with 14 saves.
“He was amazing,” Devils coach Boomer Devlin said.
Zach Booth, Finn Blomquist, Phil Petersen, Holden Stavney and Bergen Blomquist scored for Eagle Valley (4-7, 2-6).
Both the Devils and Huskies are on the bubble when it comes to the rating-percentage index and the postseason. The Huskies host Steamboat Springs on Tuesday, while the Devils welcome Vail Mountain to Gypsum today.
Mullen beats VMS soccer
Vail Mountain School soccer wanted a game, and it got it.
Class 4A powerhouse Mullen knocked off the 3A Gore Rangers, 3-1, on Thursday afternoon in Denver.
Truth be told, if VMS could have scheduled the U.S. Women’s National Team, then it would have, had the red, white and blue been available. The Gore Rangers needed to see high-level competition.
“It actually feels like we’re starting the season,” VMS coach Bob Bandoni said. “We had all our players and it felt good to play a competitive match. I thought we were anchored well by our center backs and that we managed the middle of the field well.”
The host Mustangs are 10-3, play in the 5A/4A Centennial League and made the 4A semifinals last year, so this was a test for VMS. Mullen went up 2-0 before Katie Alonzo scored in the first half.
Vail Mountain (8-2) continues its 4A tour by hosting Battle Mountain in East Vail at 11 a.m. today.
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