Jeffco Girls Lacrosse Highlights: Farmers rebound

Offense plentiful but defense lacking on multiple teams

Daniel Williams
Green Mountain freshman Lauren Conant, pictured here Thursday against Douglas County, has been a pleasant surprise for the Rams this season, scoring five goals in four games.
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Rams need tighter defense

After a monster 24-3 opening season victory over Eaglecrest, Green Mountain girls’ lacrosse has dropped three straight games.

The Rams were beat 20-13 by Heritage/Littleton on Tuesday at Trailblazer Stadium.

Green Mountain was also beat by its previous two opponents, giving up at least 14 goals in all three games.

The Rams have plenty of offensive firepower, but their defense has been a cause for concern this season.

Green Mountain (1-3) will play at Summit Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Farmers rebound after losses

After two big opening season losses the Wheat Ridge girls’ lacrosse team has rebounded by winning two of its last three games.

The Farmers hung on to beat Battle Mountain 15-11 Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium.

Senior Gianna Ossello scored five goals and assisted on one more and sophomore Leah Donnelly and junior Ryann Pierce scored three goals each for Wheat Ridge.

The Farmers have struggled with finding consistency defensively this season but if they can tighten things up they have the talent to make some noise.

Wheat Ridge (2-3) will play Chatfield Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium at 4 p.m.

Ralston Valley got its record back to .500 with an 11-8 victory over Thompson Valley Wednesday at Ralston Valley High School.

The Mustangs got five goals from senior Carly Licthy, who was dominant during stretches of the action.

Sophomore Marin Felsoci added a pair of goals and sophomore Olivia Sandoval scored once and assisted on two other goals.

Ralston Valley (2-2) will play Dakota Ridge Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium at 7 p.m.

Offense strong but defense needs work

Golden girls’ lacrosse dropped its fourth straight games falling 13-9 to ThunderRidge Thursday at Shea Stadium.

The Demons won their season opener by blowing out St. Mary’s 18-1, but they have dropped four games since.

Offense is not the problem for Golden, who averages 12.4 goals per game this season. However, their defense and goaltending have given up an average of 18.25 goals per game over the past four games.

The Demons (1-4) will play Green Mountain Saturday at Trailblazer Stadium at 7 p.m.