Eagle Valley takes down Aspen High boys lacrosse; AHS baseball game is nixed
Despite a quick start, the No. 10-ranked Aspen High School boys lacrosse team fizzled late in a 13-7 loss on Wednesday night against No. 9 Eagle Valley on the AHS turf.
Strong out of the gate, the Skiers would trail 7-4 at halftime and were behind 8-4 early in the third quarter. Aspen put together a good stretch from there, scoring three unanswered goals to get within 8-7 after three quarters of play.
The Devils scored their ninth goal with 7:23 remaining to get some distance and went on a scoring spree down the stretch, scoring four more goals in the final four minutes.
Eagle Valley improved to 10-4 overall and 6-3 in league play with only Friday’s home game against Battle Mountain remaining on the regular-season schedule. The win effectively secured second place in the Class 4A Western league for the Devils, behind champion Vail Mountain School.
Aspen dropped to 7-5 overall and 4-4 in league play. The Skiers have two games remaining on their schedule, next being a Friday night home game against Steamboat Springs. They will then host Summit on Saturday to finish.
With an RPI in the top 10 of 4A entering Wednesday’s game, Aspen remains in a strong position to make the 24-team state tournament, which should be announced no later than Monday.
Photos: AHS boys lacrosse vs Eagle Valley
The AHS girls lacrosse team is scheduled to host Steamboat Springs on Thursday in its final home game of the regular season. The Skiers will then travel to Steamboat Springs on Saturday before awaiting their postseason fate.
The AHS girls had an RPI of 5 as of Wednesday night, aided by a difficult non-league schedule, putting them in position to possibly host a home playoff game next week.
AHS baseball postponed
The Aspen High School baseball team had to postpone its home game against Eagle Valley on Wednesday due to poor field conditions at both Lower Moore Field, where the game was originally scheduled for, and Crawford Field in El Jebel. A make-up date hadn’t been announced as of Wednesday night.
Next on the schedule for Aspen (1-14 overall) is Saturday’s doubleheader at Delta. The Skiers now plan to honor their seniors on Tuesday against Grand Valley at Lower Moore Field.
Basalt baseball (10-6 overall) takes its eight-game win streak into Saturday’s home doubleheader against Coal Ridge.
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