Aspen girls lacrosse starts 2-0 | AspenTimes.com

Aspen girls lacrosse starts 2-0

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
The Aspen High School girls lacrosse team and goalie Hannah Clauss (43) line up before Tuesday's home opener against Eagle Valley. The Skiers won 12-4.
Dale Strode / The Aspen Times |

The Aspen High School girls lacrosse team posted back-to-back firsts to open the 2015 season.

The Skiers, under new head coach Jessica Owings, won their first home game Tuesday 12-4 over Eagle Valley after winning their first road game last weekend.

The Aspen girls started fast on their home turf against Eagle Valley, potting four goals in less than 5 minutes to start a first-half scoring barrage.

Kelsey Fitzgerald and Kendall Anderson scored two goals each in the eventual 9-0 halftime lead.

Maggie McGuire, Claire Boronski, Paige Johnson, Jane Marolt and Julia Boronski also scored first-half goals against the visiting Devils.

Caroline Moriarty, Fitzgerald and Anderson added second-half goals as the Skiers improved to 2-0. They had started the season with an 18-0 win over Telluride.

“The first half, I think, we were really executing everything we have been working on,” Owings said “The second half, I feel like it got a little sloppy on attack. We were not placing our shots.”

The Devils countered with all four of their goals after halftime.

“I told the girls to celebrate the win, first and foremost,” Owings said.”But we know we have some things we can continue to work on.”

She said the team had contributions from freshmen, who made their home varsity debut Tuesday.

Sophomores, juniors and a small group of seniors added to the Skiers’ 2-0 start.

“Morgan White, she’s a team captain, she hustled her butt off today. She was all over the field,” Owings said. “Paige Johnson is back at midfield for us. She’s been at low attack the last couple years. She was excited to be back (in the midfield).”

Eagle Valley hit the scoreboard 10 minutes into the second half when Sarah Cooper scored the first of her two goals.

Abby Jewett and Lindsay Martinez also scored for the Devils.

The Aspen girls will play again Saturday at Battle Mountain in Edwards (4 p.m.)

dstrode@aspentimes.com


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