Preps: Aspen boys lacrosse hosting Summit on Wednesday
The Aspen Times
The Aspen High School boys lacrosse team, after facing a midseason coaching change, will play its first home game after the transition on Wednesday.
The Skiers are scheduled to host Summit High School at 4 p.m. at Aspen School District Stadium.
The Aspen boys bounced back Monday with a huge 21-1 win at Montrose. The Skiers are 4-4 overall and 4-2 in the Mountain League, tied with Battle Mountain.
Fruita Monument and Steamboat Springs lead the league at 6-1, and 5-1, respectively.
Longtime Aspen lacrosse supporter David Miller was named the interim head coach of the Aspen boys lacrosse team last week.
Previous interim head coach Tim Spaulding was placed on administrative leave, according to Aspen School District officials.
“I’m really proud of the guys to head to the end of the season on the right foot, starting with the game at Montrose,” Miller said. “They played with respect; they held their heads high,” Miller said.
He said the Skiers were better on ground balls at Montrose, facing a young team in a building program.
He said he hopes to add some new wrinkles as the Skiers take on the Tigers on Wednesday in Aspen.
Summit is 1-8 overall, 1-4 in league play.
The Aspen boys lacrosse team will be home again Friday for a 4 p.m. game against visiting Vail Mountain School.
The streaking Aspen High School girls soccer team collected another big shutout win this week.
The Skiers dominated Moffat County 10-0 on Monday afternoon, exploding for seven goals in the second half.
“The girls picked it up in the second half,” Aspen head coach John Gillies said. “It was nice to get another clean sheet (shutout).”
The Skiers improved to 8-2-0 overall, 5-1-0 in the Western Slope League.
Senior captain Logan McNamee scored four goals to lead the Skiers. Clara Maxwell scored two goals.
Ellie Oates, Clair O’Sullivan and Arley Gordon also scored for the Skiers.
The Aspen girls soccer team is scheduled to play at Grand Valley on Thursday.
Their next home game will be May 3 against Basalt.
Aspen High School girls lacrosse will return to action Thursday when they host Battle Mountain.
The Skiers are 6-3 overall, 5-0 in league play.
The Battle Mountain girls are 8-1 overall and 7-1 in conference.
The teams played earlier in Edwards with Aspen winning 12-7.
Aspen has won four consecutive games.
The Aspen girls will play at Cherry Creek in Englewood on Saturday.
The Aspen High School baseball team will play at Meeker on Saturday.
The Skiers are 1-6 overall, 1-5 in league play. They were scheduled to play at Rangely on Tuesday night.
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