Tiger girls’ lax trounces Mountain Range
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Summit County, Colorado
FARMER’S KORNER – Senior Bri Barto scored six goals, the Summit defense dominated, and the Tiger girls’ lacrosse team cruised to a 20-4 win Wednesday against Mountain Range High School at home.
“We played a great game,” SHS head coach Kristen Elliott said. “We played our game and took care of the ball.”
The Tigers took care of pretty much everything, dominating from the opening faceoff.
Summit had 10 different players score goals, including three from Katy Aceto and two apiece from Codi Seaboldt, Noelle Herick and Ivey Marshall.
Meanwhile, defenders Chloe Dudick, Hannah Barton, Heidi Gruber and Jamie Thompson kept Mountain Range from getting a single shot on goal in the second half.
“Our defense definitely stepped it up and had a lot of aggressiveness on the ground balls,” Barto said. “Our defense then made it really easy for our offense to keep it in the offensive end.”
And that’s where the majority of the game was played.
Seaboldt got the Tigers on the scoreboard less than a minute into the game. Then goals from Herick, Barto, Haley Anderson and Hayley Colvin gave Summit a 5-1 lead with 15 minutes still to play in the first half.
The Tigers capped the half with a scoring surge, as Barto netted three straight goals for a 9-4 lead.
“Our midfield has really improved its passing from endline to endline, and that contributed to almost all of our goals,” Barto said.
Summit completely controlled play in the second half, not allowing a single scoring chance from its opponent.
Barto, Aceto and Ivey Marshall scored two goals after the intermission, and Herick, Jaclin Limone, Michelle Warpecha, Emily Bilenduke and Seaboldt all scored as well.
In the dominating performance from the Tigers, freshman goalie Chelsea Christianson had little action on her end but came up big whenever her team needed it.
“She played a great game for us,” Elliott said. “I’m not sure if she’s ever played goalie before (this season), but she did a great job for us today.”
Elliott also said the work of Marshall and Herick on faceoffs was a contributing factor to the blowout.
“If we don’t have the ball, we can’t win the games,” the coach said.
The Tigers (4-1, 2-0) are back in action on Thursday, when they play host to Durango at 1:30 p.m.
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