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Summit High: Lacrosse wins eighth straight

BRYCE EVANS
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Summit County, Colorado

Two days, two games and two blow-out wins for the Summit High boys’ lacrosse team this weekend at Evergreen High School.

After dismantling a tough Grand Junction team 11-5 on Friday, the Tigers dominated Durango Sunday, scoring 10 times in the first three quarters and winning 12-1.

“The kids played pretty well, today,” SHS head coach Michael O’Neill said after the team’s eighth straight win. “(Durango) had to play the night before and then drove all the way up here, so they didn’t start too well.”

Summit, on the other hand, started the game out where the team left off the night before. The Tigers led 6-0 at half, and Durango never challenged to cut into the lead.

Sophomore Dylan Junkermeier scored five goals in the Summit win.

“He had a really good game,” O’Neill said of Junkermeier. “Five goals is really good.”

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Junior Shamus O’Neill scored three of his own, while adding an assist, and sophomore Sam Dudick netted two goals and three helpers.

Michael Daniels scored Summit’s other

two goals.

And, for the second straight game, the Tiger defense was pretty much impenetrable. Durango scored its lone goal in the third quarter, and the Tigers shut their opponent out the rest of the game.

“Our ‘D’ really looked good again,” O’Neill said. “Only one goal in a lacrosse game is pretty good. I mean, this isn’t hockey.”

The Tigers (11-3) close out their regular season on Monday when they travel to Aspen. With a win Monday, Summit could sneak into the Colorado state playoffs.

“We play Monday, then we’ll find out Tuesday if we got in,” O’Neill said. “But, we have to win first.”

Despite what will be a 3 hour bus ride before Monday’s game, O’Neill likes his team’s chances against Aspen, especially since the Tigers won the two teams’ previous matchup on March 11.

“I think we’re a better team now, but you still have to roll the ball out there and put it in the net,” the coach said.

Monday’s game is slated for a 4 p.m. start.