Summit offense sputters in loss
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Summit County, Colorado
FARMER’S KORNER – After jumping out to an early 6-4 lead, the Summit High girls’ lacrosse team suddenly couldn’t figure out a way to score.
Green Mountain, meanwhile, didn’t have the same problem.
The visitors from the Front Range went on a 10-0 run spanning nearly 20 minutes and topped the Tigers 17-10 Saturday at Climax Molybdenum Field at Tiger Stadium.
“I think we need to make sure that we play out game, make smart passes and take care of the ball,” SHS head coach Kristen Elliott said. “That killed us, missing those passes all the way across the field then having to fight for a 50-50 ball.”
While the offense sputtered Saturday, sophomore goaltender Rachel Lawlis came up big for the Tigers with a number of key saves down the stretch.
“Rachel did great. … We need our defense to get in there and back her up a little better,” Elliott said. “She had some great saves on one-on-one shots that, ideally, the shooter should score. She had a great game.”
Senior Jaclin Limone led the Tigers with three goals on the day, while fellow seniors Bri Barto and Kelly Joyce each had two.
Barto got the Tigers started just over a minute into the game when she finished off a rush up the field with a well-placed shot into the back of the net.
The two teams then traded goals over the next 10 minutes.
Limone, Joyce and Barto scored Summit’s next three goals. Then Hayley Colvin and Haley Anderson both scored to give the Tigers a 6-4 lead.
Then the game started to slip away.
Green Mountain pushed the score up to 14-6 before Limone finally got the Tigers back on track with a goal eight minutes into the second half.
Joyce, Limone and Katy Aceto all added goals later in the half, but Summit couldn’t get back into the game.
Overall, Elliott was fairly pleased with her team’s play. At least, if you ignore that 20-minute stretch.
“It’s good to see people hustling out there and to see our whole varsity team,” the coach said. “We just need to keep working on it. We can do it, we have the potential.”
The Tigers (1-1) are back in action on Friday, when they travel to take on Colorado Academy at 4 p.m.
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