Steamboat girls lacrosse falls to Aspen

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— It wasn’t the ending any of the players wanted, but Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse coach Betsy Frick said many of the squad’s best characteristics were there Saturday as the squad closed its season with a 17-6 loss at Aspen.

Steamboat finished the season winless, 0-14.

“They really kept it together. They kept hustling. They played awesome defense, so that was all really good,” Frick said. “It would have been great to win, but we had a good solid season considering it was our first year as a varsity team.”

Steamboat got goals from Aleigh Aurin, who had three, Teagann Yeager, who had two, and Hannah Hartley with one.

Splitting goalkeeping duties, Sam Trahan had eight saves and Sara Pugh had four.

The game was close through the first half. In fact, Frick said the Sailors played as well as they ever had until the break. They trailed just 6-4 at that point, rallying from a 6-0 hole to make things interesting. They couldn’t keep pace in the second, however, losing that period 10-2.

“The girls were awesome this season about never getting down,” Frick said. “They would have loved to have won a game or two, but they had a great attitude all season. They played good lacrosse for the amount of experience they have.”

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com

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