Girls soccer falls to Evergreen as Summit returns to actions |

Girls soccer falls to Evergreen as Summit returns to actions

LAKEWOOD – Summit High School finally got back to the business of spring athletics Friday when the girls soccer team took on Evergreen at Lakewood Memorial Field.

It was Summit’s first contest in any sport since last week’s blizzard, and the soccer players showed little rust, playing an inspired first half on a cold, windy day and a damp field. The Tigers trailed 1-0 at the half on a controversial goal and ended up losing 6-0 to the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season.

The Cougars, who have been gym-bound since the storm (Evergreen was one of the hardest hit areas, receiving more than five feet of snow), scored the first goal on a quick whistle after a Tiger goalie change.

Summit starter Jamie Norton was replaced in net by Shelley Mauch because of an injured finger. Play resumed before Mauch was fully prepared, according to Summit coach Charlie Krupanszky, and Evergreen got an easy score.

“We played a very solid first half,” Krupanszky said. “It could have been 0-0 at the half.”

Evergreen broke the game open eight minutes into the second half when it scored two quick goals to make it 3-0. The game got away from the Tigers after that.

“We played even against a team that handled us pretty well last year in the tournament,” Krupanszky said. “Two or three nothing would’ve been more indicative of the game.”

The Tigers, who missed just one nonleague game last week, fell to 0-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the Class 4A Jeffco League. They play Ralston Valley on Tuesday at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, which is still covered with snow.

Lakewood Memorial is the only Jeffco facility that is currently playable.

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