Prep notebook: Devils boys lacrosse end losing streak with win over Demons |

Prep notebook: Devils boys lacrosse end losing streak with win over Demons

Battle Mountain girls lacrosse rebounds against Aspen

Eagle Valley ended a six-game losing streak with a 10-7 win over Glenwood Springs on Thursday.
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The Eagle Valley boys lacrosse team defeated Glenwood Springs 10-7 on Thursday in Gypsum to end a six-game losing streak. The Devils scored five third-quarter goals to break away after a 2-2 halftime score.

Peter Boyd had three goals and two assists, Ian Bibler scored twice, and Owen Taylor, Declan Kelly, Trevyn Delong, Julius Petersen and Alexander Smiley also scored in the balanced team effort. Eagle Valley (5-7 overall, 4-6 league) is off next week before traveling to Glenwood Springs for the May 2 rematch.

Molly Kessenich scored five goals to lead Battle Mountain to a 10-8 road win over Aspen on Thursday as the Huskies rebounded from Tuesday’s loss to league-leading Roaring Fork (7-1 overall, 5-0 league). The Huskies, who built a 4-2 first-half lead, also received two goals from freshman Kate Kovacik and scores from three other freshmen: Palmer Ulvestad, Izzy Kovacik and Isabelle Adochio.

Battle Mountain (9-3 overall, 7-1 league) host Denver South on April 29 and Roaring Fork on May 2.

Thomas Dekanich scores a goal during Friday’s game between Aspen and Battle Mountain.
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The Battle Mountain boys lost a tough overtime battle to Aspen on Friday night in Edwards. The Huskies led 8-7 going into the fourth quarter before eventually losing 12-11. Garret Ast led the Huskies with four goals, Max Larson had four assists and Nate Bishop and Thomas Dekanich each had a pair of goals in the loss. Battle Mountain (6-6 overall, 4-5 league) hosts Glenwood Springs on May 1.

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A group of Husky defenders swarms a member of the Aspen boys lacrosse team during Friday’s 12-11 overtime loss in Edwards.
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Hunter Roach just misses the net during Friday’s game between Aspen and Battle Mountain.
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Baseball notes: Huskies push Palisade in doubleheader and Devils fall to Grand Junction Central

Battle Mountain dropped a doubleheader with Palisade on Thursday, falling to the Bulldogs 9-1 and 2-1 on the road. Cooper Irwin went 4-for-4 to lead Battle Mountain in the second game and Blake Roberts drove in Franco Moreno in the top of the fourth to make it 2-1. Palisade, which leads the 4A Western Slope with a 7-0 league record, held on for the victory behind the pitching of Easton Embrey, who closed out the game with three strikeouts and no runs allowed in three innings.

The Huskies (1-10) host Roaring Fork (6-4) next Monday at 3 p.m. in Edwards.

Eagle Valley lost on the road to Grand Junction Central 8-0 on Thursday. Warrior junior Ryland Nostrand struck out 13 in seven innings of one-hit baseball. The Devils, who are still 3-0 in league play, returned Saturday to defeat Sand Creek 15-5, scoring nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to effectuate the 10-run-rule.

Jack Robinson went 3-for-4 with five RBIs to lead the Devils on offense as Elias Pena struck out nine and allowed three earned runs in a six-inning-effort.

Soccer notes: Eagle Valley ties Glenwood Springs, falls to Roaring Fork

Addison Mandeville and Kassandra Carpenter each scored as Eagle Valley tied Glenwood Springs 2-2 on Tuesday. The Devils followed that up with a 2-0 road loss to Roaring Fork on Thursday. Eagle Valley (4-7-2 overall, 2-4-2 league) has a break before hosting Battle Mountain (8-2-2 overall, 5-1-2 league) on May 2.

Volleyball notes: Vail Christian falls to DSST: Byers and Lake County

Vail Christian suffered back-to-back nights of five-set losses at the hands of DSST: Byers and Lake County, but head coach James Scott said the team is better off for it.

“This was hands down the most wonderful performance of the VCHS volleyball program,” he stated of Friday’s loss to the Falcons. “We have to give credit to DSST: Byers for their win, but most importantly getting us to play our highest level of play this season. They brought out the best in us.”

The Saints’ serving pushed the Falcons offensive distribution back to the 10-foot line throughout the night. Scott praised the play of his middles, Ian Salyer and James Petersmeyer in commanding the net and also libero Keegan Chalberg.

“(He) captured digs that kept us in the fight all the way through,” Scott said.

“It is the type of cohesive partnership amongst athletes that every coach dreams of seeing. Taking them to five games and laying everything out on the floor was a win for the program.”

On Saturday, the Saints battled to the brink in the season rubber match with rival Lake County, a team they beat 3-1 on March 28 and lost by the same tally on April 11. After taking the opening set 25-23, the Saints were nipped 25-22 in the second and third. With a 25-23 fourth-set win, however, they forced a fifth, which the Panthers won 15-9. Vail Christian (4-8) continues its second season at Denver Waldorf next Wednesday.

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