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Huskies girls lax cruises past Sailors, 20-4

Rematch April 28 in Steamboat

Ross Leonhart, Vail Daily

Steamboat Springs High School Sailors

— Battle Mountain and Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse exchanged goals early on, but a balanced offensive attack from the Huskies proved too much to handle as the home team won, 20-4.

After Cassett Yeager scored a running jump shot for the Sailors five minutes into the game, tying the score at 3-3, Battle Mountain rattled off an 8-0 run in the next eight minutes.

"It's so nice to be able to trust your team and know that, if you're going to pass it to them, they're going to put it in the net — 100 percent," said Ciara Heiden, a captain for the Huskies.

Lindsay Sierant led the charge for Battle Mountain with five goals, but eight Huskies ended up in the scoring column. Marti Schmidt, Maggie Berger and Julia Heid all added three goals apiece.

"Their skill level is very good and it's hopefully inspiring for us to reach for that," Steamboat coach Betsy Frick said. "We hung with them in the beginning, but they have a very balanced attack. We're having some injury issues and some other issues, so it was hard today."

Lucy Shimek scored two goals for the Sailors, and Yeager added the other two. Becky Brown got chances at the net, but she was denied by Huskies goalie Siena Miller. Steamboat had 10 saves from Brittney Starks.

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With the win, Battle Mountain (7-1, 6-1 Mountain League) trails Aspen in league standings, with a rematch against the Skiers slated for April 21.

Steamboat Springs (5-6, 3-3 Mountain League) wraps up the season against tough league opponents, but the team is continuing to build for the future.

"They're doing better than they have since I've been a head coach," said Emily Jaissle, Battle Mountain's coach, "so it's good to see their improvement in the program."

The Huskies host Fruita on Thursday, while the Sailors play Summit next in Steamboat on April 26. The Huskies-Sailors rematch is set for April 28 in Steamboat.

Reporter Ross Leonhart can be reached at 970-748-2915 and rleonhart@vaildaily.com. Follow him on Instagram at colorado_livin_on_the_hill.