Briefs: Prep Roundup March 15, 2009

LACROSSE

• The Grand Valley Lightning boys lacrosse team bounced back from Friday’s one-point loss to Aspen to defeat Glenwood Springs 9-7 on Saturday in Glenwood.
The Lightning led 7-3 at halftime but nearly gave the game back to the Demons in the second half, being outscored 4-2.
“It was a lot of the same problems as (Friday),” Lightning coach Dave Zabronsky said. “But we squeaked away with a win.”
Sophomore Luke Olsen, who finished with three goals, led the Lightning. Taylor Watkins added two and Ryan Arnold, Cody Wilson, John Heil and Dakota Stewart all scored for Grand Valley.
Even with the victory, Zabronsky said the Lightning’s best days are ahead of it.
“There is a lot better lacrosse for these guys to show,” Zabronsky said. “Maybe they are not quite used to the pressure yet but they haven’t completely shown what they can do yet.”

SOCCER

• Fruita Monument endured another loss at the Air Academy tournament in Colorado Springs, falling 3-0 to Cherokee Trail.
Yoli Conner scored a goal in each half for Cherokee Trail.
It was the fourth shutout loss for the Wildcats (0-4).
Grand Junction defeated George Washington 4-2 in Denver, getting two goals from Whitney Ravan, who also had an assist. Ashley Wallace and Stephanie Drake also scored for the Tigers.

TRACK

• Sierra won the Delta Invitational with 193.25 points, with Glenwood Springs placing second, Eagle Valley third and Grand Junction fourth.
Jonathon Wright of Grand Junction won the boys 200-meter dash in 23.01 seconds and Herman Gutierrez won the 110 high hurdles in 15.93 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 41.53 seconds.
The Tigers’ Stephanie Ryken won the girls 200 in 26.72 seconds and was second in the 100.


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