Steamboat girls lacrosse drops game at Eagle Valley
GYPSUM — The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team lost 16-3 to Eagle Valley on the road Saturday, moving to 2-7 on the season.
As usual, the shining light of the loss was the fact that improvements were evident.
“We were flat when we started, but then after halftime, we regrouped and played well in the second half,” head coach Amy Norris said.
Defense is looking more like a unit every game, communicating with each other and gaining confidence in their abilities. While she’s just a freshman, Anna Rushton has proven a valuable player on the backline. Leading the defense were seniors Erica Simmons and Audrey Sumner.
“They lead our defense and helped keep them positive during a tough key,” Norris said. “Erica was key in slowing down the fast breaks in the second half, and Audrey was low helping to slide and cover players cutting to the ball.”
Norris also noted the great play of Allie Keefe at defensive mid and freshman Anna Becker.
“We were missing Molly Murphy today, so (Becker) stepped in and took that role over,” said Norris. “She played great. She was big on ground balls.”
Norris was particularly impressed by Erin Maitre, who played a big role in transition, another aspect of the game where the Sailors have shown growth.
The team concludes the season Tuesday at Aspen.
“We are proud of our team for always keeping their composure and positive attitude throughout the season,” Norris said.
Eagle Valley 16, Steamboat Springs 3
May 5 - at Battle Mountain, L 18-3
May 15 - at Roaring Fork, L 16-1
May 19 - versus Battle Mountain, L 16-2
May 21 - versus Aspen, L 19-0
May 25 - at Summit, W 8-7
May 27 - versus Roaring Fork, L 14-4
June 3 - versus Eagle Valley, L 15-4
June 5 - versus Summit, W 8-7
June 12 - at Eagle Valley, L 16-3
June 15 - at Aspen, L 23-1
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