Tuesday’s preps: Devils lax, soccer; VMS soccer
GYPSUM — There it is.
It’s been stop and start so far for Eagle Valley boys lacrosse but Tuesday was much more in the “start” category. The Devils overcame a 6-2 halftime deficit to beat Summit County, 11-10, on Tuesday afternoon at the Gypsum Sports Complex.
“We just talked about team defense,” Devils coach Boomer Devlin said. “We talked about composure on offense and shooting to score, not just shooting.”
And a coach can talk until he or she is blue in the face, but these things don’t happen until the players take ownership. That may have happened on Tuesday.
Coach Devilin said that goalie Spencer Burwell (11 saves) and defenseman Zach Carvill “took the leap” for the defense. Meanwhile, on the other side of the field, yes, eight different Devils scored, which is always wonderful, but Keaton Fedrizzi and Connor Wilson also worked together well, and that triggered a nine-goal outburst in the second half.
“The kids learned through failure,” Devlin said, referring to last week ‘s tight losses to Fruita Monument and Steamboat Springs. “That helped us get over the hump today. You want to get better everyday.”
Back to the octet of Devils scorers: Philip Peterson had the hat trick, while Fedrizzi had two. Zach Booth, Kenny Rindy, Finn Blomquist, Holden Stavney, Wilson and
Colby Beaumont also were in the parade of scorers. Wilson led the squad with three assists while Booth had two helpers.
Eagle Valley evened its overall record at 2-2 and its league mark (1-1). The Devils host Clear Creek on Friday.
Devils’ 11 tops Summit
FARMER’S KORNER — A theme for Tuesday night was Eagle Valley beating Summit County with a Booth scoring.
Eagle Valley soccer defeated Summit County, 3-1, over the pass to bounce back from a tough loss at Glenwood Springs.
“I saw the girls making better decisions with the ball,” Devils coach Maggie Sherman said. “We knew what we had to do and went out and did it.”
Rose Sandell, Zoe Booth and Hana Berge all scored for the Devils (2-2 overall and 2-1 in the Slope).
Next up for Eagle Valley is novel concept — an actual game in Eagle County. The Devils will complete their season-opening five-game road trip at Battle Mountain on Friday.
VMS soccer gets by Saints
EDWARDS — Vail Mountain School soccer won the local derby on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Vail Christian, 3-0, at Freedom Park in Edwards.
“I would say that we experimented with a system that we haven’t used for a long time, and we got to see some players in different positions,” VMS coach Bob Bandoni said.
While it was a loss, Vail Christian (1-1, 0-1) was competitive with the defending 2A state champions. The Saints host Basalt on Tuesday, while VMS (2-0) heads to Aspen on Thursday.