FLC bares its teeth at the Grizzlies

’Hawks lacrosse rides balance past Adams State in Alamosa

Call it one more for the road.

The Fort Lewis College women’s lacrosse team used a balanced effort to ruin Adams State’s season opener 10-4 on Saturday in Alamosa, the Skyhawks’ final intrastate game before heading out on their annual East Coast road trip over spring break.

FLC (2-1, 2-1 Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) led 3-1 at halftime before pulling away with a seven-goal second half. Six different Skyhawks scored, led by Jam Vertner’s three-goal effort and a pair each from Kathryn Dunn and Kylie Smith.

Ally Kvidera had a goal and three assists; FLC had an assist on six of its 10 goals.

“Again, that’s just a tribute to playing as a team, and a lot of goals were assisted as well,” FLC head coach Kelsey MacDonald said. “They came from girls moving off the ball, passing to each other and a lot of assisted plays.”

A trio of Skyhawks, their coach said, had quality defensive efforts: Katlyne Duffey had eight groundballs and caused seven turnovers; Amanda Hoffmeyer had seven caused turnovers and scooped up six groundballs; Amanda Cawker had seven groundballs and forced six turnovers.

As a result, Durango High School alumna and FLC freshman goalie Alyssa Spencer faced only five shots on goal.

“They stepped up and played as a unit, and that was what we had been looking for,” MacDonald said.

FLC will open its spring break trip at Chestnut Hill in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., at 1 p.m. Monday.

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