The DHS girls lacrosse team lost all three games Saturday in a tripleheader in Grand Junction, but the team showed drastic improvement, losing first 11-1 to Grand Junction, then 8-5 against Eagle Valley and finally 3-2 against Battle Mountain.
"We lost them all but got better as the day went on," said DHS head coach Jenni Darlow. "All of the teams we played have at least one year of experience."
Darlow said Eagle Valley was the toughest competition of the three, and that the Demons were almost able to pull out a win against Battle Mountain after leading 2-1 for much of the game. The players had to return to the field for 26 seconds after a time-keeping error and DHS barely missed an opportunity to tie it up.
"We had a chance, we got a good shot, we just couldn't get it done," Darlow said.
Darlow was happy with the long day of lacrosse, despite the 0-3 result.
"It feels really good. We're not a brand-new team anymore," she said. "We look forward to playing all of these teams again."
Hannah Rossi scored Durango's first-ever goal in the first and had a hat trick in the second.
Goalie Taylor Moore stopped 35 shots over the three games, including 15 of 18 in the finale.
The girls play their home openers against Grand Junction this weekend at DHS Stadium.