Glenwood takes down Telluride in boys lacrosse
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
It’s the little things that are slowly changing the culture of the Glenwood Springs boys lacrosse program.
On Friday’s 8-4 win over visiting Telluride, the Demons displayed discipline and a fundamentals-based approach.
“This is an indicator,” said Glenwood coach Rick Stevens, pointing to the team’s stat sheet. “Last year, we were averaging almost 16 minutes of penalties. Tonight, it was four and a half minutes. That’s a full quarter’s difference.”
The Demons were also careful with the ball.
“This last half, we were slowing the ball down and maintaining possession,” Stevens said.
J.R. Krueger finished with three goals and Alejandro Belandria two as Glenwood coasted to the victory. Jake Bair, Thomas Hooker and Alex Parrish also had goals for the Demons, who leveled their record at 1-1.
Glenwood’s squad comprises players from not only Glenwood but fellow Roaring Fork School District Re-1 schools Roaring Fork and Basalt.
And, step by step, that squad is putting it all together.
“We’re looking at developing skills,” Stevens said. “They call lacrosse a game of intelligence, versus what had been the culture here before of putting your head down and smashing the guy.”
Colorado Rocky Mountain School scored a 4-0 girls soccer win at Rifle on Thursday.
Marie Kammer scored two goals and Josie Horn and Cleo Ulatowski each scored one.
Glenwood won three of seven matches at Aspen on Thursday.
Winning at No. 2 singles was Glenwood’s Brandi Vinger, who defeated the Skiers’ Hannah Fever, 6-2, 6-2. Picking up a victory at No. 2 doubles were Sadie Dickinson and Tessa Ebert, who topped Aspen’s Jacqueline Jones and Flynn Holman, 6-3, 6-4.
At No. 4 doubles, Glenwood’s Flora Fischbarger and Kenia Farias edged Mae Webb and Emma Kaplan, 6-7(7), 6-4, 10-6.
At No. 1 singles, Aspen’s Haley Hopkinson defeated Sarai Zilm, 6-4, 6-7, 10-5 and, at No. 3 singles, Caroline Derossa defeated the Demons’ Claire Wolcott, 6-1, 6-2.
At No. 1 doubles, Kayla Hasen and Caroline Godfrey paired up to beat Glenwood’s Tess Libby and Elise Metzger, 6-2, 6-0, and, at No. 3 doubles, the Demons’ Erin Fangman and Bronte Gilman lost to the Skiers’ Sadie Alpern and Emily Puder, 6-1, 6-1.
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