Strong 2nd half lifts Summit girls’ lax |

Strong 2nd half lifts Summit girls’ lax

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

FARMER’S KORNER – If you blinked, you likely missed it.

SHS head coach Kristen Elliott said the Tigers had worked on their quick-stick shots all week in practice, and it certainly paid off.

Haley Anderson buried a backdoor feed off a pass from Kates Raymond, redirecting the ball past the Eagle Valley goaltender before the girl ever saw it coming.

And, just as quickly, the Summit High girls’ lacrosse team turned a back-and-forth brawl into a rout, when the Tigers scored three times in the first 6:21 of the second half.

Ivy Marshall scored six goals, Anderson finished with four, and Summit toppled Eagle Valley 12-6 Tuesday at home in the team’s first league game of the season.

“It was good to have that second half pull,” Elliott said. ” … The girls played really well, it was a good win.”

Early on, Summit let the Lady Devils from across Shrine Pass stay in the game.

The Tigers dominated play throughout the first half, and even though they scored seven times, the game felt a lot more lopsided than the 7-5 score might have indicated.

Marshall scored the game’s first three goals, but the Lady Devils scored three of their own to answer.

The score stayed close until halftime, as every time the Tigers looked to start pulling away, the Lady Devils came right back with a goal.

“They had a good goalie,” Elliott said. “We had to move the goalie and do the quick-sticks we worked on in practice. It was good to see them do it and the give-and-gos we’ve worked on.”

Marshall scored just 16 seconds into the second half after winning the faceoff and bringing the ball downfield, and Kelly Joyce extended the lead to three goals before the 5-minute mark.

By the time Raymond scored the Tigers’ 12th goal of the afternoon, the game was well in hand.

The Tigers (4-2, 1-0) play a pair of Mountain League games on Saturday, when they travel to Grand Junction to play Fruita-Monument (11 a.m.) and Grand Junction (2 p.m.).

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