Saturday’s preps wrap: Lots of soccer, girls lax and baseball |

Saturday’s preps wrap: Lots of soccer, girls lax and baseball

GYPSUM — Life is looking better for Eagle Valley soccer after snapping a three-game losing skid with a 10-0 thumping of Rifle on Friday.

That’s the way to go into spring break.

“I think it was a good morale booster,” Devils coach Maggie Sherman said. “We did have a rough patch, but the girls still understood that they had to take care of business.”

Sofia Aguilar had five goals; both Liz Sandoval and Melissa Velasco scored twice and Zoe Booth added a tally.

Eagle Valley is 7-5 overall and 5-4 in the 4A Slope. The Devils start what could be a photo finish in the chase for a playoff spot on April 25 when they host league-leading Palisade.


VMS pounds Moffat County

Reece Bell and Allie Resnick scored their first varsity goals as Vail Mountain School soccer rolled past Moffat County, 7-0, on Saturday at iconic Bandoni Alumni Field.

The Gore Rangers (8-1, 7-0) now enter what should be a more competitive phase of their season with a game at powerhouse Mullen on April 27.

Against the Bulldogs, Tess Johnson had a hat trick and Katie Alonzo and Emma Hall also scored.


Skiers beat Huskies lax

It was not exactly the league opener for which Battle Mountain girls lacrosse was hoping on Friday as Aspen beat the Huskies, 14-2.

Katie Kessenich and Berit Kirchner scored for Battle Mountain (4-3, 0-1), while Natalie Speer had 21 saves.

“We are not the team we were at the beginning of the season,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “We’re going into spring break and we need a reset and a recharge.”

The Huskies’ next game is April 26 at Summit County.


Saints fall to Cardinals

Vail Christian soccer had a tough outing on Saturday, losing to Grand Valley, 7-2, in Parachute.

While the Saints are 2-7, do remember that they are playing at the 2A level and still have a shot at the playoffs. Vail Christian is at Moffat County on Tuesday.


Palisade sweeps Devils

Eagle Valley baseball dropped a pair of games at Palisade on Saturday, falling to the Bulldogs, 7-4 and 12-2.

Eagle Valley is 7-9 and 4-5, and ranked 34th in the rating-percentage index, heading into a huge doubleheader against Rifle on April 29 in Gypsum.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, and @cfreud.

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