Preps roundup: Demons lacrosse wins season opener 12-5 over Durango
Playing their first game in two years, the Glenwood Springs Demons lacrosse team came out quick against Durango in the season opener Saturday at Crown Mountain Park in Carbondale.
With a consistent offensive push, including a seven-point effort from senior attackman Connor Powell (three goals and four assists), the Demons were up 5-1 after the first quarter and never looked back, winning 12-5.
Senior Cody Thompson had two goals for the Glenwood team, which combines players from four schools, including Glenwood Springs, Roaring Fork and Basalt high schools, as well as Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
Also contributing to the win were sophomores Jaimie Dolan (two goals, one assist) and Nick Geiser (two goals), along with single goals from midfielders senior Davis Barill, junior Jonas Kohout, and sophomore Tyler Johnson.
The Demons also has stellar defense senior goalie Peter Zimmer, who had eight saves on the afternoon.
“For our first game out, in this unique late season, we have a group of boys dedicated to playing for each other,” head coach Joe Lang said. “It’s hard to want anything else as a coaching staff. They show up every day ready to work, over only two weeks of practice so far, from all of our downvalley high schools. They are coming together as a squad and it was great to see them get the W today.”
The Demons’ (1-0) next game is Thursday against tough divisional opponent Fruita-Monument at Stubler Field in Glenwood Springs. Varsity face-off is at 6 p.m.
Rams baseball drops two at Delta
The Roaring Fork Rams baseball team lost a double-header on the road at Delta on Saturday, 9-2 and 20-1.
The Rams opened a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning in the first game, including a solo homer by junior David Good. But the Panthers came prowling back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring eight runs.
The nightcap saw Delta jump out to a 12-0 lead in the first. The Rams’ only run came in the second inning. Junior Henry Richardson had the RBI.
In Saturday girls soccer action, Basalt beat Delta 1-0 and Vail Mountain beat Colorado Rocky Mountain School 8-2.
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