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Boys’ lax pulls out narrow win over Aspen

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Brandon Major scored three goals, and the Summit High boys’ lacrosse team earned a narrow 5-3 win Wednesday at Aspen.

“That was a big win for us,” SHS head coach Michael O’Neill said. “It was pretty chippy and physical, and our guys handled it pretty well.”

The win marked the first time Summit played a game in nearly two weeks. Throw in that the Tigers were dealing with a number of injured and sick players, and O’Neill was happy to get out of the Roaring Fork Valley with the win.

“It wasn’t as clean as it should’ve been, but that’s to be expected with all that time off,” the Tiger coach said. “The kids played pretty tough, and that’s a good win with a good team, especially right after spring break.”

Seniors Sam Dudick and Michael Daniels scored the other goals for Summit, and another senior, goalie Brady Sandsmark, had what O’Neill said was his best game of the year.

Sandsmark made a number of key saves in crucial situations for the Tigers and helped trigger the offense with some solid clearing passes.

“He really played great,” O’Neill said.

The Tigers (8-2) play again today at Battle Mountain, and while they sit in second place in the league standings, they will need to win each of their last two games for a shot at the postseason.

O’Neill is just focused on getting his team through today’s game after having a mixed-up lineup Wednesday because of injuries.

“Hopefully we can get the ‘W’ and then rest up for a few days,” the coach said.

Today’s game is slated to start at 4 p.m.

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