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Summit High: Girls’ lacrosse struggles at Denver East

BRYCE EVANS
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Summit County, Colorado

With four regular players missing from their lineup, the Summit High girls’ lacrosse team struggled Friday afternoon in a game at Denver East High School.

The Tigers fell behind early in the game and never recovered, eventually losing 22-2.

“I wouldn’t say that they are really a good team, but they were good,” SHS head coach Kristin Elliott said. “I think that if we would have had a more consistent effort throughout the game, we could have contended with them a little bit more than we did.”

The Tigers received their two goals in the game from Jaclin Limone and Victoria Strassler.

With the team’s regular goalie out of the lineup, Rachel Lawlis stepped up for the Tigers in between the pipes and played well, Elliott said.

“We had to have our goalie from JV play, and she did a very good job for us in stepping up,” the coach said.

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Elliott said that one large problem for the Tigers on Friday was their inability to win any faceoffs.

“I don’t think we won a single draw,” she said. “And it killed us, because we just couldn’t get any possessions.”

Beyond working on draws and giving a more consistent effort, Elliott feels the Tigers need to make sure they have a short memory. The team plays two games today and again on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“They need to put this game behind them,” Elliott said. “We need to keep the momentum that we got in the last several minutes of the game (Friday) and carry that over. … We played very hard at the end of that game, and we just need to do that all day, now.”

The Tigers play Columbine High School at 10 a.m. today, before facing off against Conifer High School at 2 p.m. Both games of the rare doubleheader are on the road.