Late flurry lifts SHS soccer to win |

Late flurry lifts SHS soccer to win

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Summit High School’s Hunter Black found himself accomplishing a first for the season on Tuesday.

In the Tiger soccer team’s 5-0 win at Elizabeth High School, Black managed a hat trick in scoring the team’s first three goals.

His first score was the lone goal in the first half. Twenty minutes into the game,

Black broke away and scored to give the Tigers the 1-0 they would maintain until Black struck again.

Ten minutes into the second half, he scored off a cross and then struck again on another cross eight minutes later to give Summit a 3-0 lead.

“They played a very defensive style … and the first half they were able to hold us off, but we were in their half of the field most of the game,” Summit head coach Justin Turri said. “Eventually (Elizabeth’s defense) just broke down and when it did, it broke down pretty bad.”

The Tigers continued to capitalize when Erik Brooks scored with 15 minutes left with a shot from 25 yards away from the goal. Then Hayden Hedman got a goal, improbably, from about midfield with five minutes remaining.

“Hedman had the ball at like the half and basically crossed it into the forwards and it went over everyone’s head and the goalie misjudged it and it went in,” Turri said.

The defense was stout once again, as Ben Ferris was only forced to come up with three saves on the evening. The defense was helped by Elizabeth’s playing formation.

“They only had one forward and everyone else was in the middle or a defender,” Turri said. “So, they had a lot of guys back trying to defend us.”

The team has now won five straight games since starting the season 0-4. More importantly, all five of the wins have been in Jeffco League play.

“It took this team a while to gel, but when it came down to when they had to win games, they got it figured out,” Turri said. “They are playing exceptionally well right now and just have to keep this going for the rest of

the season.”

The team will return home this Thursday against Golden High School at 6 p.m.

Jonathan Batuello can be reached at (970) 668-4653 or at jbatuello@

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