Photo by John F. Russell
Steamboat Springs' Dani Flax moves the ball against the Eagle Valley Devils in a game Wednesday afternoon at Gardner Field.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
2012 Sailors girls lacrosse schedule
- March 19: Summit 9, Steamboat 8
- March 22: Fruita Monument 12, Steamboat 5
- March 28: Eagle Valley 17, Steamboat 12
- March 31: Rampart 9, Steamboat 6
- April 6: Grand Junction 14, Steamboat 3
- April 7: Battle Mountain 7, Steamboat 6
- April 10: Aspen 13, Steamboat 4
- April 13: Battle Mountain 12, Steamboat 4
- April 14: Fruita Monument 13, Steamboat 5
- April 17: Grand Junction 14, Steamboat 9
- April 20: Durango 15, Steamboat 1
- April 21: Durango 8, Steamboat 1
- May 3: Eagle Valley 7, Steamboat 5
- May 5: Noon at Aspen
Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team started fast before Eagle Valley took over Wednesday, and the Devils eventually picked up a 17-12 win.
The Sailors (0-3) were up 7-1 on the Devils at one point, but Eagle Valley slowly started to chip away at Steamboat’s lead.
The Devils cut it to 7-6 with less than 10 minutes left in the first half.
Eagle Valley eventually went ahead 8-7 and had extended its lead to 10-8 at halftime.
“We’ve been trying to practice cohesiveness,” Eagle Valley coach Kin Andree said. “We’ve been trying to feel that and what it’s like. We’ve changed the way we do things. After a goal, we go back and talk to the goalie and make sure they know it’s not one person’s fault.”
The Devils owe a big credit to goalie Jammie Dumolt, a junior, who was huge in Eagle Valley’s comeback, making save after save.
All told, Dumolt had 26 saves in the game and was a big reason for the turnaround.
“You can’t win unless you really have a goalie willing to take a shot,” Andree said. “It becomes part of that momentum building.”
Steamboat came out in the second half and tied it at 10 with goals from Aleigh Aurin and Jesse Wallace before Eagle Valley scored five straight to take a commanding 15-10 lead.
“We were up in the first half, and they were working well together,” Steamboat coach Betsy Frick said. “They were doing a good job of catching, and Eagle Valley didn’t have its zone figured out. They tightened that up, and they got better at double- and triple-teaming us.”
Two more Aurin goals made it 15-12 with less than two minutes to play before Eagle Valley added two late goals.
Aurin led all scorers with eight goals. Nikki Fry, Hannah Samlowski and Courtney Reynolds each added one.
Haley Hutton led Eagle Valley with six goals. Corin Cramer had four, Megan Muehlethaler and Gina Johnson had two and Sally Ward, Olivai Keegan and Andrea Meza all had one.
Steamboat next plays at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Creek. Eagle Valley (1-3) next plays at 4 p.m. Friday at home against Summit.
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