Vail Valley preps: Huskies’ comeback falls short
EDWARDS – Down 6-0 Friday to Durango, Battle Mountain girls lacrosse didn’t panic. Instead, the Huskies got to work.Battle Mountain nearly pulled off the comeback falling to Durango, 11-9, in Edwards.”That was a game,” Huskies coach Stacy Schapira said. “Our momentum just picked up, and I saw them become a team again. It was great to see.”The Huskies (0-2) have had a tough start to the season. They lost Trisha Bruen in the season opener at Fruita to an ACL injury. Limited time outdoors hasn’t helped either, but the squad showed plenty of resilience Friday.Jana Weiss had a hat trick for the Huskies, while both Rylee McMillin and Kristi Waring each found the back of the net twice. Natasha Bell and Sarah Melzer also scored for Battle Mountain.The Huskies closed Durango’s lead to one several time, but just couldn’t get over the hump.Battle Mountain hosts Grand Junction today at 11 a.m.Boys lacrosseFruita 11, Battle Mountain 2FRUITA – It’s not a wake-up call. It’s more of a gut check.So says Battle Mountain boys lacrosse coach Seth Jones after the Huskies dropped an 11-2 decision Friday at Fruita, one day after the Huskies beat Eagle Valley.”We kept on doing the same things poorly that we did against Eagle,” Jones said. “It’s not putting together four quarters of lacrosse.” Josh Rosenbach and Reeve Sanders scored for the Huskies, who fell to 2-2. On the positive side of the ledger, coach Jones was happy with the team’s fitness and better discipline. However, he saved his highest praise for goalie Spencer Currie.”Spencer was unbelievable,” Jones said. “He played out of his mind.”Battle Mountain hits the road Friday for Durango.Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or email@example.com.