Preps roundup: Demons LAX splits with Mesa County teams; RF ladies top Steamboat
Playing two games this week at Grand Junction’s Canyon View Park, the Glenwood Springs boys lacrosse team earned a split, defeating Grand Junction 10-6 on Tuesday and falling to Fruita Monument 18-6 on Thursday.
Glenwood outscored the Wildcats 3-2 in the third quarter and had one each in the first, second and fourth, but couldn’t recover from an 11-2 start for the host team after the first half of play.
The Demons move to 2-2 on the season ahead of a home game against Grand Junction June 1 at Stubler Memorial Field. Game time is 4 p.m.
Glenwood Springs 10, Grand Junction 6
The Demons scored a 10-6 win Tuesday over Grand Junction behind a 5-point effort from senior attackman and team co-captain Connor Powell (4 goals, 1 assist).
Additional goals came from sophomore attackman Jaimie Dolan, senior midfielder Davis Barill and sophomore midfielders Tyler Johnson, Dylan Madden and Brady Johnson.
Senior co-captain and goalie Peter Zimmer led a tenacious defensive effort with 13 saves.
“Ground balls win games, it’s a pretty simple formula in lacrosse, our boys won the battles tonight on the ground, 45-18 in our favor, their hard work is paying dividends,” head coach Joe Lang said in an email after the game. “We needed this effort to build momentum for the final two weeks of season where we have six games.”
Girls: Roaring Fork 14, Steamboat Springs 4
The Roaring Fork girls lacrosse team got back on track with a 14-4 win on the road at Steamboat Springs Thursday to move to 4-1 on the season.
The Rams have a rematch with league-leading Aspen at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Skiers handed the Rams their only loss of the season in a 12-11 thriller May 17.
Other Thursday scores
Baseball: Basalt 21, Grand Valley 0; Delta 3, Rifle 1
Girls Soccer: Roaring Fork 2, Basalt 0; Delta 4, Coal Ridge 2
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Glenwood Springs runners finished 1-2 in the girls’ race at Saturday’s Chris Severy Invitational cross country meet in Aspen and placed three others in the top 25 to earn top team honors.