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AHS girls lax showdown

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Aspen's Else Dodge (5) advances the ball during a recent game against Steamboat Springs. The Aspen High School girls lacrosse team will host Fruita Monument at 4 p.m. today with the Mountain League championship on the line.
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Showdown in Aspen.

Girls lacrosse showdown.

The Aspen High School girls lacrosse will host Fruita Monument this afternoon in a battle to determine the leader of the Mountain League.

The Skiers are coming off a dramatic 14-13 triple overtime victory over Battle Mountain on Tuesday in Edwards. The win pushed the Skiers to the brink of the league lead.

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The Aspen girls are 9-2 overall and 5-0 in league play.

The Fruita Monument girls are 11-1 overall and 6-0 in league play.

The two teams will tangle at 4 p.m. today at the Aspen High School turf field.

Fruita Monument did not have a game last weekend or earlier this week because Steamboat Springs had to forfeit to the Wildcats because of lack of players. That game was scheduled for last Saturday.

Aspen played Fruita Monument in a preseason, nonconference game in Grand Junction on March 8. The Wildcats won 13-8, handing the Skiers one of their two losses this season.

Today’s game will count in the league standings.

Fruita Monument’s only loss this year came at Rampart (18-7). Rampart has been on the fringe of the girls lacrosse top 10 by chsaanow.com this season.

The Wildcats most recent wins were 15-8 over Grand Junction and 26-4 over Eagle Valley.

Aspen coach Lauren Riddick and the Skiers will host Summit on Tuesday. They will host a rematch with Battle Mountain on May 2.


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