Skyhawks Too Much for Grizzly Team

DURANGO, Colo.- Despite a school-record setting 16 saves from redshirt freshman goalie Desi Rae Aguirre (Walsenburg, Colo.), the first-year Adams State team could not keep pace with the Fort Lewis Skyhawks, who scored 14 first half goals while outshooting the Grizzlies, 48-3, en-route to a 20-1 Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association win, Saturday afternoon here at Ray Dennison Field.

The Skyhawks, who continue to set school-records, nearly completed their first ever shutout before Grizzly redshirt freshman Cydney Allbee (Orem, Utah) broke it up with just 58 seconds left with her third goal of the season, an unassisted tally, which beat Genna Waugh, who had to make just one save in net for the Skyhawks.

However, the powerful Skyhawks received a 4-goal efforts from Ally Kvidera and Jessica Norby and three goals each from Jessica Adams and Abby Kvidera while improving to 6-6 overall and to 4-2 in WILA play.

The Grizzlies are still in search of their first win and are now 0-7 overall and 0-4 in WILA play.

The Skyhawks took 30 shots in the first half and won 12 of the 15 draw controls in the period as they dominated possession as Norby and both Kvidera sisters had hat-tricks before the break.

The Grizzlies then played a much stronger second half winning half of the second half draw controls while holding the Skyhawks to just six goals in the second half.

Aguirre made eight saves in each half for the Grizzlies, who took three shots throughout the day.

Reigning WILA Defensive Player of the Week Lexy Hamilton (Monte Vista, Colo.) had a team-high three of the Grizzlies' seven total draw control wins while Aguirre, LiErin Wilson (Silverton, Colo.) and Amanda Hisel (Conifer, Colo.) had two groundballs each.

The Grizzlies will now prepare to take their longest trip of the season and will face Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) and Rollins (Fla.) in Winter Park, Fla. next Saturday (Apr. 16) and Sunday (Apr. 17), respectively.

Lenoir-Rhyne is 5-7 on the season while Rollins (9-3), which will host WILA-leading Regis on Friday, is currently 9-3 and ranked a program-best eighth in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division II National Poll.

2011-04-11



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