Evergreen girls lacrosse stays in hunt for Jeffco League title

LAKEWOOD — Evergreen's girls lacrosse team got a must-win Saturday afternoon at Trailblazer Stadium.

The Cougars (5-2, 4-1 in Jeffco League) jumped out to an early lead as heavy snow fell in the first half against Dakota Ridge (2-7, 2-2). Evergreen sophomore Margo Miller put in seven goals as the Cougars took a 14-8 victory.

Evergreen is just a game behind conference leading Chatfield (9-3, 4-0) at the mid-way point of the league schedule in Jeffco. The Cougars suffered a 15-6 loss to Chatfield earlier this season, so Evergreen will need to win out and hope to get some help to grab the league title.

Sophomore Mallory Bowman tallied four goals for the Cougars against Dakota Ridge. Izzy Zucker, Claire Donlan and Kate Nierenberg each had a goal for Evergreen in its third straight win.

Dakota Ridge had a trio of two-goal scorers — Sami Schmidt, Stella Nefs and Tia Krats — in the loss. Lauren Toby and Rachel Steinman each had a goal for the Eagles.