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Tiger girls’ lacrosse too much for Valor

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

FARMER’S KORNER – If girls’ lacrosse had the same scoring rules as ping pong, the Tigers would’ve only played about 12 minutes Saturday at home against Valor Christian.

The Tigers scored early and often, racking up 11 goals before the midway point of the first half, and cruised to a 22-0 win.

“Basically, it was good practice time,” SHS head coach Kristen Elliott said of what her girls got out of the game. “We worked on our left hands and our ground balls. It was good.”

Junior Ivy Marshall scored 10 goals (no, you read that right), Kelly Joyce added six, and sophomore goalie Chelsea Christianson had the first shutout of her career.

In all, the Tigers put on a clinic against the private school from the Front Range.

“It was great, because they did what we had worked on in practice yesterday,” Elliott said.

And this came less than 48 hours after a difficult defeat to start the season. The Tigers lost 18-7 against Golden on Thursday.

Right from the start, though, it was evident that Saturday was going to be the Tigers’ day to get win No. 1.

Joyce scored 47 seconds into the first half, after she scooped up a ground ball and buried a shot into the back of the net.

By the time the first half ended, it was already 15-0.

Apart from the 16 goals Joyce and Marshall combined for, Haley Anderson scored three times, and Kim Snyder, Emmy Griffith and Maddie Grosshuesch each had a goal.

The Tigers are back in action on Monday, when they play host to Conifer at 4 p.m.

“I think we’ll be able to get our intensity back,” Elliott said. “They looked like they were ready for the next game.”

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