12-goal outburst in second half lifts Fruita girls lacrosse team to win
The Fruita Monument High School girls lacrosse team started out cold, but finished hot.
The Wildcats scored 12 second-half goals Thursday to pull away from Battle Mountain 17-4 in Edwards.
“We usually have an hour warmup, but only had 30 minutes today,” Fruita coach Jamie Pietrack said. “We were short players with injuries, but we came together as a team and made some big strides on our transition defense.”
Mikayla Clark led Fruita (5-3) with six goals. Allison Fox scored five, Katie Heil had three, Destiny Mullen scored two and Melissa Meyers had one.
Amanda Chaffin tied for fifth in the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches) and Brailyn Reddick took fourth in the shot put (32-8.5) to lead the Central girls team to 15th place in the Lakewood Invitational.
The 1,600-meter relay team placed third (4:26.74).
Daniel Moore placed eighth in the triple jump and the boys 400 relay team was fifth (45.17) as the boys also finished 15th.
Fruita Monument won six of seven matches in straight sets to defeat Littleton 7-0 in a nonleague dual Thursday in Littleton.
No. 1 singles player Janine Kirtland rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory.
The Wildcats No. 3 doubles team of Laren Cyphers and Camille Kovach were pushed to a third set, but prevailed, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
Delta scored four goals in the first half to roll to a 5-0 victory over Grand Valley in Parachute.
Aspen 6, Rifle 0: Keile Kropf scored three goals to lead the Skiers to a Western Slope League victory.
Cedaredge swept Aspen 7-5 and 16-4 in a Western Slope League doubleheader.