Sailors girls lacrosse makes leaps in loss at Grand Junction

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— Friday may have spelled another loss for Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse — its eighth of the season — but in comparison to the Sailors’ March 15 matchup against Grand Junction, things couldn’t have looked much better.

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Less than a month ago, Steamboat staggered through a 17-0 home defeat to Grand Junction. On Friday afternoon, the Sailors had moments of struggles and another roster-slimming injury but came away with a narrower loss, 18-7.

“It’s huge. It’s night and day from the beginning of the season to where we are now,” Steamboat coach Betsy Frick said.

Steamboat’s seven goals were its second-most against an opponent in 2014 that wasn’t Eagle Valley. Four Sailors scored, three coming as assisted goals, the most the team has had all year.

“It shows that the girls are starting to play together and work together,” Frick said about the assisted goals. “It was great to see.”

Lexy Look had a team-high three goals and tacked on an assist in the loss. Kyla Taylor pitched in a pair of goals, and Kaelyn Kauffmann and Maura Glynn each had one.

Brittney Starks had two assists, and goalie Summer Dorr had six saves.

Steamboat will travel to Aspen on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. game.

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll

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