Vail Valley preps: Huskies soccer snaps skid |

Vail Valley preps: Huskies soccer snaps skid

CRAIG – Battle Mountain soccer has reinvented the calendar.

“We called today April, the negative-first. We were ready to end March and start April,” Battle Mountain soccer coach Cope said on Thursday, which was technically March 31. “It’s April the zero. That was the theme. April is the month of rebirth and regeneration.”

However a month is defined or whatever one calls Cope’s deep musings, the Huskies girls soccer team snapped a four-game league skid and shook off the residue of a tough defeat Tuesday with a 4-1 drubbing of Moffat County on March 31/April 0.

Maddie Frye was the headliner with two goals and two assists. She started things with a corner, which Bridget Courtois deposited in the net.

“It was a Bridge too Far.” said Cope. Insert groan here.

Kelli Lindsay laid it back to Frye a minute later for a 2-0 lead. The Huskies were up 3-0 in the seventh minute with a Frye corner to Haille Hogfeldt. After a goal and two helpers, Frye got crushed by a Moffat defender and converted her penalty kick.

Battle Mountain (2-4 in the Slope and 3-4 overall) hosts Palisade Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Huskies lax makes strides

FRUITA – Battle Mountain girls lacrosse put forward a very competitive effort in a 9-6 loss at Fruita Thursday.

Clare Baker had a hat trick, Maddi Conlin scored twice and Nicole Slechter had a goal for the Huskies, who trailed just 4-3 at the half.

“It was a really hard-fought game,” Huskies coach Stacy Shapira said. “It was definitely our best game yet. Today, we grew as a team. We have a lot to look forward to.”

Battle Mountain hosts Steamboat Springs in nonconference action today at 4 p.m.

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