Prep notebook: Devils girls soccer falls to Palisade |

Prep notebook: Devils girls soccer falls to Palisade

No. 10 Vail Mountain School lacrosse upsets No. 6 Steamboat Springs and Huskies golf wins Wildcat Invite

Sydney Webster, a Junior defender on the Eagle Valley girls soccer team, tosses in a free throw during the Devils' loss to Palisade on Tuesday.
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Ryan Pomeroy scored two goals to lead Palisade over Eagle Valley 4-0 Tuesday in Gypsum. The Bulldogs improved to 5-1 in league play, good for second in the standings, as the Devils fell to 3-6-1 overall and 1-4-1 in the 4A Western Slope.

Alondra Ruiz, an Eagle Valley sophomore forward, shoots for a goal during Tuesday’s game against Palisade in Gypsum.
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Mia De Villegas-Decker and Keylei Dobranksy each scored goals for the Bulldogs as well, and Taylor Balding had three assists in the win.

Senior midfielder Gabby Monroe fires a penalty kick during the Devils game against Palisade on Tuesday.
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Eagle Valley is at Battle Mountain on Saturday. The league-leading Huskies, meanwhile, tied Glenwood Springs 1-1 on Tuesday. Molly Reeder scored a second-half goal, with Monica Duran coming through with the assist, to tie things up.

The Huskies are now 8-1-1 overall and 5-0-1 in league-play, with a crucial matchup at home against Palisade on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Lacrosse notes: Vail Mountain downs Steamboat Springs

No. 10 Vail Mountain School picked up its fourth win in a row on Tuesday, knocking off No. 6 Steamboat Springs 10-9 in Vail. It was the Sailor’s second loss of the year as VMS improved to 6-2 overall and 6-2 in league-play.

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The Gore Rangers will look to continue their winning ways at Summit on April 24.

Battle Mountain rallied from a 7-3 half-time deficit against Fruita Monument at home on Tuesday night, but ultimately couldn’t finish the deal, falling to the Wildcats 8-7.

Garret Ast led the Huskies with three goals and Thomas Dekanich added a goal and four assists. Bergen Drummet, Hunter Roach and Jack Pryor also scored for Battle Mountain, which fell to 4-5 overall and 3-4 in the 4A Western Slope. The Huskies are at Eagle Valley on Friday.

Golf notes: Huskies win Wildcat Invite

Freshman Makena Thayer took the win with a 77, and Keely Sego and Tatum Vickers shot 91 and 96, respectively to lead Battle Mountain to a team victory at Monday’s Wildcat Invite at Adobe Creek National Golf Course in Fruita. It was the Huskies first full outside tournament.

“Our goal was to get outside and work on finding what distances we hit for different shots and finally putting on real surfaces,” stated head coach Christopher Hoevel.

“Walking away with good experiences and positive attitudes alone would have been a win in our book.¬†Little did we know what the girls had in store. Our girls played incredibly patient and smart golf. Every single player found at least one par.”

Battle Mountain tallied 264 points, two less than runner-up Montrose. The hosts finished in third with 278 points. Vail Mountain School (296) finished sixth and Eagle Valley (409) finished 11th.

When commenting on the play of Thayer, who had a streak of 10 consecutive pars, Hoevel stated, “This player is as cool as the other side of the pillow. Every shot was smooth. Every decision was good.”

“Makena has been involved with the game of golf for a long time,” he continued. “As a freshman winning her first tournament is a huge accomplishment and we as a program are very proud of her.”

The Huskies and Devils return to competition at River Valley Golf Course in Glenwood Springs on April 18.

Baseball notes: Battle Mountain drops doubleheader to Glenwood Springs

Battle Mountain dropped a Wednesday evening home doubleheader to Glenwood Springs, losing 5-1 in the first game and 9-7 in the second. Cooper Irwin and Henry Regrut both went 2-for-3 from the plate in the first game, but the Huskies only managed five hits as a team.

In the late game, the Huskies fell behind 5-0 but rallied with five third-inning runs to tie things up. Led by three hits from both Mason Markovich and Jackson Aguirre, the Demons’ offense would prove to be too much, however. The visitors scored a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and another in the sixth to pull away for good. Owen Koontz led Battle Mountain at the plate with three hits and Grady Devins went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. The Huskies (1-7) host Middle Park on Friday and travel to Gypsum to face Eagle Valley on Saturday.

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