High-scoring Aspen girls lax tops Steamboat

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The high-scoring Aspen High School girls lacrosse team followed suit Friday.

The Skiers, with a quick barrage of six goals in six minutes, rolled past visiting Steamboat Springs 18-1 in a Mountain League lacrosse game at Aspen School District Stadium.

The win was Aspen’s third in a row since returning from spring break and the Skiers’ second consecutive big-goal game.

Aspen controlled visiting Durango 15-4 last weekend on the heels of a 12-8 win over Battle Mountain.

With Friday’s dominating victory over the Sailors, the Aspen girls lacrosse team moved to 7-1 on the season, 4-1 in the Mountain League.

The Skiers’ fast start Friday evening began with Kendall Anderson’s first goal barely a minute into the game.

Juliette Woodrow of the Skiers scooped up a loose ball in front of the Steamboat goal and jammed in Aspen’s second score.

Ten seconds later, Mackenzie Miller raced into Steamboat territory and scored Aspen’s third goal.

By halftime, the Skiers led by a staggering 12-1 margin.

Miller finished with three goals for the victorious Skiers.

Aspen goal-scoters included Morgan White, Madi Cheo (3), Lizzie Ecclestone, Emily Ecclestone, Maggie McGuire, Kelsey Fitzgerald (2), Claire Boronski and Anderson (3).

Hannah Clauss was in goal for Aspen’s victory.

Steamboat’s lone goal came on a shot from Becky Brown on a penalty restart in front of the Aspen goal late in the first half.

The Aspen girls lacrosse team will hit the road to the Denver area today for a game against Cherry Creek (7-1).

The Skiers will host Grand Junction on Tuesday before hosting Fruita Monument next Thursday. Fruita Monument handed the Aspen girls their only loss of the season — 16-7 back on March 19.

Prep schedule

In other prep action today, the Aspen boys lacrosse team will host Ponderosa at 1 p.m. at Aspen School District Field.

The AHS girls tennis team will host Alexander Dawson at 1:30 p.m. at the Maroon Creek Club.

The Aspen High School baseball team is scheduled to host Coal Ridge in a doubleheader today at Crawford Field in El Jebel. Games begin at 11 a.m.

The Aspen tracksters will compete today in the annual Demon Invitational at Glenwood Springs High School.