Vail Valley preps: Devils ladies lax wins at Fruita
FRUITA – There was no overtime for Eagle Valley girls lacrosse Tuesday against Fruita and everyone in Devils’ red and black was quite happy about that fact.
“Fruita had the ball for the last minute of the game and I really thought we were going to overtime,” Devils coach Kim Andree said. “They have excellent players. Then I looked up at the scoreboard with five seconds left and I couldn’t have breathed a bigger sigh of relief.”
The Devils got out of Fruita with a 6-5 win to up their mark to 2-4 on the season. And the reason they did was defense and goaltending. Goalie Milaina Salazar turned aside 32 of 37 shots and the defense was right there when she needed it. Andree dubbed the defense and Salazar as co-MVPs of the win.
On the other side of the field, when the Devils got their opportunities, they cashed them. Eagle Valley managed just 11 shots, but when you’re shooting at a 55-percent clip, that works.
Kayla Gagnon had a hat trick, while Ashley Winsor put in two. Cori Cramer added a goal on a day when every score was needed.
Eagle Valley hosts Aspen Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Gypsum Sports Complex.
Glenwood downs Devils
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Eagle Valley boys lacrosse was hoping to carry over a strong performance in an 8-3 loss last week against Summit County into Tuesday’s game at Glenwood Springs.
Instead, the Demons made some adjustments and earned a season split with Eagle Valley, defeating the Devils, 6-4.
“A lot of credit goes to them,” Devils coach Ted Boddy said. “They adjusted and improved as a team. They were possessing the ball well and doing a couple of things on defense which for forced some turnovers. They made some adjustments and we didn’t quite have it.”
Otto Jordan, Daniel Vargas and Jesus Garcia scored for Eagle Valley (2-9).
The Devils are at Aspen Thursday.
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