Fruita Monument girls lacrosse team loses season opener to Aspen
The Fruita Monument High School girls lacrosse team lost its season opener to Aspen 14-7.
Friday at Canyon View Park, the Wildcats (0-1) had the game tied 6-6 in the second half before the Skiers pulled away.
“We are still adjusting to a new coach, and a lot of the girls are still learning the game,” first-year Fruita Monument coach Jamie Pietrack said. “We played a strong first half, but hit the wall in the second half.”
Senior Katie Heil led the Wildcats with four goals and Mikayla Clark added three.
Fruita Monument goalie Jenny Hicks finished with 13 saves on Aspen’s 37 total shots.
Fruita Monument 2, Rampart 0: The Wildcats (1-0) matched their win total of last season with a win at the Air Academy Invite.
“We controlled the game,” Fruita Monument coach Eric Anderson said. “It’s a real excited group.”
Fruita got an early goal from Kenyon Hayward to take a 1-0 lead. Jesse Siddeek added the insurance goal in the second half.
The Wildcats finished with 25 shots on goal.
Coronado 1, Grand Junction 0: Coronado’s Kaeli Vandersluis broke a scoreless game in the 77th minutes for the Cougars win.
Grand Junction goalie Lexi Anderson had four saves for the Tigers. In a mostly defensive game, the Tigers (0-1) finished with eight shots on Coronado goalie Emily Lambert.
Air Academy 5, Montrose 0: The Indians were limited to three shots on goal and were shut out by a team that was a Class 5A quarterfinalist last season.
Montrose 9, San Juan (Utah) 1: Zane Hemond limited San Juan to three hits, one walk and struck out five in the season-opener for the Indians.
Bryce Gaber singled home Nathan Robertson in the fifth to kick-start a five-run inning.