FARMERS KORNER - Anticipating a tougher match today against Fort Collins than Friday night against Chaparral, Summit High sent its younger squad onto the field to shut out Chaparral, 69-0.
In the first half, upperclassmen Katy Peoples, Vollya Sergeeva, Hailey Wyatt and Maddy Hunt-Snyder put in some time alongside the younger players. These four will see time on the turf today, while Diane Mastin played Friday night with McKay Manis (flyhalf) to give Angie Ramos a chance to play halfback alongside Kellie Cochran.
Scoring in the first half of Friday's game were Megan Rose, Hunt-Snyder, Peoples (2), Morgan Courtney, Wyatt and Rachael Fitch.
Vanessa Barrios started the scoring for the Tigers in the second half, followed by Nicky Wagner, Becca Rosko and Izzy Luna.
Throughout the game, Courtney had six conversions and Luna had one.
"It was kind of rough because there were a lot of new players out there," Rosko said. "In the end, though, we put it together."
Teammate Ani Casabone added that she felt like the team came out strong in the first half, but in the second, had to regroup before controlling the game again. It took about 15 minutes of play sequestered at midfield for the Tigers to gain momentum again, forcing Chaparral to play hard through the end of the game.
To Casabone, it was fun switching to the varsity 15-man game. A strange mentality, but one she hopes to adopt.