SHS Roundup: Tigers defeat CA despite 13 penalties
BRECKENRIDGE – It wasn’t pretty, but the Summit High School hockey team won its penultimate game of the regular season Friday, 7-3 over Colorado Academy.”It was one of those very chippy, sloppy games,” Tigers coach Bryan Smith said. “We played undisciplined hockey and were lucky to win.”Summit committed a whopping 13 penalties and CA was whistled 14 times.”We can’t play like that and expect to do well in the playoffs,” Smith said.The Mustangs are not one of strongest teams on the Tigers’ schedule, which may have led to the hosts’ lackluster performance.”Our guys get frustrated when they play teams that aren’t very talented,” Smith explained. “They tend to play down to the opponents level and try to do too much by themselves. …. When you get called for 13 penalties, you’re not playing for your team, you’re playing for yourself.”SHS, which honored 10 seniors and their parents on Friday, jumped out to a 4-0 lead before falling into a lull.
Michael Dudick scored first on assists from Max O’Neill and Alex Gutierrez; Shamus O’Neill was assisted by Kyle Metzger and Matt Stoffel; Scott Noble was set up by O’Neill and Gutierrez; and Jan McSparin assisted Scott Noble.The second period began with two quick tallies by the visitors.”We came out flat and didn’t respect our opponents,” Smith said of the second frame, which ended 5-2 in favor of the Tigers following an unassisted goal by Braxton Campbell. Campbell (from Kyle Johnson) and Tommy Moles (from Noble) added third-period goals to help Summit improve to 12-6.Nick Springer stopped six shots in goal.Smith said he will play the senior goalie again today in the regular-season finale against Chatfield, even though he’s been platooning with Freshman Andrew Dunlap for most of the season.”Springer’s been the better goalie down the stretch,” Smith said. “And with goaltending, when someone gets on a roll, you want to keep them rolling.”
Chatfield, which will likely need a victory today to get into the playoffs, has been up and down this season, according to Smith.”I don’t know if they’ve had grade issues or suspensions,” he said. “But some of their top guys may not have been on the ice all season. … They’re going to be hungry (for the playoffs) and a much better team than Colorado Academy.The puck drops at 3:30 in Breckenridge.Lady Tigers defeat Alameda 48-27LAKEWOOD – The Lady Tigers basketball team improved to 8-11 with Friday’s 48-27 victory over Alameda.SHS coach Dylan Hollingsworth had limited information and statistics from the game because he was tossed out of it in the second quarter.”The official and I didn’t agree on some things,” Hollingsworth said, “I was arguing with him and he ejected me.”
Junior varsity coach Tom Dickey stepped in with a 16-8 lead and steered the ship to an important late-season win.Hollingsworth said he detected a lack of enthusiasm and intensity on his team’s part during the early goings.”We definitely need to have (enthusiasm and intensity) when we play D’Evelyn on Monday,” he said. “We have to be completely prepared for what’s ahead.”What’s ahead for the Lady Tigers is a chance to qualify for the 4A postseason tournament – a task that will likely require them to win two out of their last three games.Summit grapples at regional tournamentCRAIG – The Summit wrestling team sent 13 athletes to Moffat County on Friday for a 17-team regional tournament.
Seven Tigers bowed out after finishing 0-2, but six will return to action today with hopes of qualifying for the state tournament (the top four in each weight class will advance).Ian Quandt (112 pounds), Sam Netherton (130), Diego Andraca (152 pounds), Chris Dutt (189), Jahan Rafie (215) and Zach Campbell (heavyweight) all finished 0-1 and are thus still in contention.Melvin said Campbell’s match, which he lost 10-6, was the highlight of Friday for Summit.”Campbell had to wrestle the No. 1 seed in the heavyweight division,” Melvin said. “He fought him tough the whole time and wasn’t outmatched at all.”Campbell, who weighs 220 pounds, is often up against opponents much bigger them him – opponents who are allowed to weigh up to 285 pounds.The action continues today in Craig.
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