Tigers turn tide, blast Palmer | SummitDaily.com

Tigers turn tide, blast Palmer

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

FARMER’S KORNER – Coming off a rough day Saturday, in which the Tigers lost a pair of league games, the Summit High girls’ lacrosse team didn’t waste much time Tuesday turning its fortunes around.

The Tigers scored early and often in a 15-3 rout of Palmer High School at home.

“They came ready to play and played hard,” SHS head coach Kristen Elliott said. “It was nice to have a bench and have some subs. We didn’t have that Saturday.”

And Summit didn’t have much go its way Saturday, either. The Tigers gave up a late lead against Fruita-Monument in the final minutes of a 10-9 defeat, and that was just hours before they ran out of steam in a 19-6 loss to Grand Junction.

Tuesday, Summit got its offense rolling again.

Haley Anderson scored five goals, Ivy Marshall had four, and Kelly Joyce had a hat trick in the blowout win.

It was freshman Kates Raymond who got the Tigers on the board early, though, when she scooped up a rebound in front of the net and buried a shot past the Terrors’ goalie.

Anderson then scored just 51 seconds later off a free release, and the Tigers were off and rolling.

“We worked on yesterday at practice settling down and taking care of the ball, and that worked great,” Elliott said. “They came in and did it.”

After Palmer struck quickly to start the second half, the Tigers showed great ball control the rest of the way, rarely giving up possession and capitalizing on their opportunities.

Elliott said of Saturday’s defeats that the Tigers needed to “learn from these games and move on” and now, Summit needs to just keep it going as it heads into a league matchup with Aspen on Thursday.

“We need to continue to work on what we worked on yesterday and play as a team,” the coach said. “If we play as a team, we have a lot of talent and we can do it.”

The Tigers (5-4, 1-2) host the Skiers for a 4 p.m. matchup.

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