Aspen boys lacrosse rolls on |

Aspen boys lacrosse rolls on

FRUITA, Colo. – The Aspen High School boys lacrosse team rolled to a 14-4 victory at Fruita Monument on Thursday afternoon, riding the momentum of a big 10-9 home win over Grand Junction on Tuesday.

“We played heads-up lacrosse,” Aspen coach Mike Goerne said “We moved the ball. We had great shot selection and great shots.”

The first quarter ended 1-1, he said.

“By halftime, we had gotten into our groove,” Goerne said. The Skiers led 6-1 at the break.

“In the second half, we kept our feet moving, and we got eight goals,” he said.

The game was physical, he said.

“Fruita is such a big team. They had a lot of size. They tried to use that size to intimidate us,” Goerne said.

The Skiers used ball-movement and player-movement to offset the size of the Wildcats, he said.

The second half also featured a number of penalties and lots of man-down lacrosse for both teams.

Scoring and assist statistics were not available, Goerne said.

With the win, the Aspen boys improved to 7-1 overall.

Fruita Monument moved to 3-4 with Thursday’s loss.

Goerne said the Skiers lost one player to injury Thursday night.

Beau Cameron suffered a broken leg in the match when a player fell on him, the Aspen coach said.

The Skiers will play again next Thursday at Summit (Frisco).

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