Prep Notebook: Huskies girls soccer and Devils girls lacrosse get back to winning ways
Since their 4-0 season-opening win against Summit, the Battle Mountain girls soccer team has endured a vicious dry spell, failing to score in their last five games. On Saturday, they rediscovered their scoring touch, taking down Palisade 2-1 in Edwards.
Liz Keiser scored off a Monica Duran pass and also fed Fiona Lloyd for a goal to put the home squad up 2-0 at half. Elle Glendinning made five saves and was just minutes from earning a shutout before Palisade sophomore Ava Walitt found freshman Ryan Pomeroy for a late goal.
Battle Mountain (2-5) is tied with Glenwood Springs for second in the 4A Western Slope League standings. The Huskies will travel to play the Demons on Thursday. Before that, they host league-leading Steamboat Springs (6-0) Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Vail Mountain School got back to its winning ways as well, defeating Roaring Fork 2-0 to improve to 5-1 after a loss to Steamboat Springs on Thursday. The Gore Rangers host Basalt at 4 p.m. on Monday.
Balanced scoring helped the Eagle Valley girls lacrosse team defeat Palmer 14-4 on Saturday in Gypsum and move to 3-2 entering the fourth week of the season.
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“It was the best total team effort we’ve had so far this season with eight different girls entering the scoring column,” coach Todd Beckum wrote in a postgame email.
Sidney Collet led the team with four assists and Sienna Rinn and C.J. Yurcak added three apiece. Rinn also scored four goals.
“Offensively, we settled and controlled the ball really well with efficient passes both in transition and in and around the goal,” Beckum stated. The coach was pleased with the defensive effort as well, noting that 11 different girls contributed to a season-high effort in ground balls controlled.
“Defensively, we continue to find our rhythm by staying home and identifying cuts and collapsing with consistency,” he said.
Eagle Valley freshmen Zakia Shreeve won the 100-meter dash (13.37) and the long jump (15’10”) at the Salida Invitational Saturday, helping the Devils finish third out of 18 teams.
Samantha Blair opened up her 300-meter hurdling season with a second-place finish in the event, clocking in with a time of 51.27. The senior placed fifth at the 2019 state meet in the event.
Many of the state’s top times were turned in at the Erie Invitational on Saturday, where the Battle Mountain girls placed fourth out of 28 teams and the boys finished eighth. Augustine Hancock won the discus and shot-put, improving her personal best in the latter event with a toss of 36’1.” At the 2021 state meet, Hancock was second in the discus and fifth in the shot put.
The Huskies also won the 4×400 meter relay.
Lindsey Kiehl (5:15.38) and Milaina Almonte (5:17.86) helped out with scoring as well, placing second and third, respectively, in a highly competitive, 75-member 1600 meter field.
The boys were led by T.J. Nixon’s win in the high jump (6’03”). Sullivan Middaugh also placed second in the 1600 (4:27.04) in a race Mountain View’s Jackson Shorten dropped Colorado’s all-classes fastest time thus far in 2022 (4:17.00).