Chiapuzio’s five goals lift ‘Cats past Eagle Valley
Adrienne Chiapuzio scored five goals and had four assists as Fruita Monument cruised past Eagle Valley 26-4 in Mountain League girls lacrosse Tuesday.
Leading 15-3 at halftime, the Wildcats (9-1, 4-0 ML) were able to get most of their swing players and a few junior varsity players some valuable game experience.
Lindsey Burenheide, Danielle Oleson, Vanessa Nelson and Nicole Twardowski all scored three goals, with Burenheide adding five assists for the Wildcats.
“This was a nice, low-pressure game before playing Grand Junction next week,” Fruita coach Mark Twardowski said. “That game makes a big difference in the standings.”
Two errors and a balk led to the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Rifle edged Glenwood Springs 6-5 in a 4A Western Slope League game.
Dalton Bornholdt led off the inning for the Bears by reaching base on an error by the second baseman. He moved to second base on a balk, then Glenwood relief pitcher Tristan Harris struck out the next two batters. That set the stage for Rifle’s Layton Stutsman, who came to the plate with three hits and hit a line drive that deflected off the shortstop’s glove into center field, allowing Bornholdt to score on the error.
Bailey Hoffmeister pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win.
Grand Valley 4, Moffat County 2: Ashlynn Speakman scored two goals and had two assists to lead the Cardinals to a 3A Western Slope League win.
After the Bulldogs (2-3, 2-2 WSL) took an early lead, scoring in the 11th minute on a goal by Allie Ehlers, Grand Valley (4-2, 3-1 WSL) battled back to take a 2-1 lead. Randi Sherridan scored in the 12th minute, off an assist from Speakman, and Speakman found the back of the net in the 15th minute.
An own goal by the Cardinals tied the score at 2-2 in the 56th minute but Speakman gave Grand Valley the lead for good with a goal in the 59th minute off an assist from Kyra Chenoweth.
Chenoweth’s goal in the 74th minute completed the scoring.
Fruita Monument 7, Montrose 0: The Wildcats needed three-set wins from Jacque Soychak at No. 2 singles and the No. 4 doubles team of Amy Espinoza and Kassidy Fair to shut out the Indians. In each case, they dropped the first set and rallied.