Prep notebook: Eagle Valley boys lacrosse loses to Aspen 8-5
Devils and Huskies will face off in baseball, lacrosse and soccer this weekend.
Wyatt Eaton scored three goals and Judd Gurtman added two more to lead Aspen to an 8-5 win over Eagle Valley on Wednesday night in Gypsum.
“The boys had a slow start to the game and we spotted Aspen five in the first half,” head coach Weston Gleiss stated, adding that he was pleased to see improvements coming out of the halftime huddle. “We showed a lot of heart during that second half and hopefully we can build on that.”
In another low-scoring affair, Gleiss also praised his goalie.
“Kyle Woodworth has been playing big games all season,” Gleiss said of the sophomore, who has a 57.2 save percentage.
“He doesn’t back down from anything and he’s been working hard and stepping into a role as a leader in our program.”
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Aspen, which sits just outside the top-10 in the 4A state rankings, improved to 4-2 in the 4A Western Slope. The Skiers currently sit behind Vail Mountain (6-2) and Steamboat Springs (5-1) in league play.
Eagle Valley has dropped four in a row and sits in sixth place in the league with a 3-4 mark. The Devils (4-5) will try to return to their winning ways in Edwards on Friday against Battle Mountain (4-5).
Eagle Valley’s girls lacrosse team also lost to Aspen, falling to the Skiers 10-6 Tuesday on the road. Lindsay Waldeck scored three goals to lead the Skiers, who improved to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the 4A Mountain East. The Devils (4-6 overall, 2-4 league) play league-leading Battle Mountain (7-2 overall, 5-0 league) at 5 p.m. Friday in Edwards.
Baseball notes: Devils baseball falls to Delta
Eagle Valley got out to a 3-1 lead after batting in the top of the third, but Delta mustered 13 runs in the bottom of the inning en route to cruising to a 23-9 home win Thursday. Elias Pena went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored and Nicholas Rahe went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs to lead Eagle Valley offensively.
The Devils (5-4) will look ahead to Saturday’s home matchup against Battle Mountain on Saturday to try and get back into the win column.