Aspen rallies past Fruita to keep league lead
Fruita Monument High School gave the Aspen girls lacrosse team a run for a while, but the Skiers rallied to hold on to first place in the Mountain League with an 8-6 victory Thursday afternoon in Aspen.
The Wildcats scored the first three goals of the second half for a 5-4 lead, but Aspen responded with the next four goals to go up 8-5.
Aspen (10-2, 6-0 ML) remains in first place after handing the Wildcats their first league loss.
“We peppered their goalie and possessed the ball most of the last six minutes,” Fruita coach Mark Twardowski said. “We split with them this season. They are a very good team. My team played well.”
Adrienne Chiapuzio led Fruita with three goals. Lindsey Burenheide had two goals and two assists.
The Wildcats (11-2, 6-1 ML) have two games remaining next weekend, and Twardowski is hopeful they will get an at-large playoff berth.
“We should get a playoff bid,” he said. “We beat some Front Range teams. We certainly deserve it.”
Durango took advantage of a penalty on Fruita Monument for a 2-1 Southwestern League victory in Durango.
Stephanie Wilson scored on the penalty kick midway through the second half for the Demons (6-4-2, 4-3-2 SWL).
Baseley McClaskey gave the Wildcats (7-4-1, 5-2-1 SWL) a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 20th minute.
Durango tied the game with five minutes left in the first half on a goal by Lauren Milliet. It was assisted by Maddie Robertson.
Grand Junction took second place in the Durango Invitational at Hillcrest Golf Course.
Hanna Starritt led the Tigers with a 91 to finish fourth. Avery Hill placed fifth with a 95. Bailey Summers carded a 99 and Ryann Tufley scored a 102.
Durango won the team title with a score of 275. Grand Junction was second at 285, Dolores was third at 320.
Dolores’ Kiselya Plewe took medalist honors with an 81.
Tyler Sandoval and Keaton Reiher combined to pitch a no-hitter to lead Delta to an 8-1 victory over Glenwood Springs.
The Demons loaded the bases in the fourth on a hit batter and two walks and scored on an error.
Sandoval allowed four walks, hit one batter and struck out five in 3 1/3 innings. Reiher struck out four in 3 2/3 innings.
Reiher also had two doubles for the Panthers (13-2, 9-1 WSL).