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Powerful offense pushes Summit boys’ lax over Green Mnt.

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The Summit High boys’ lacrosse team scored early and often Friday afternoon at Green Mountain High School.

The Tigers jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 13-5 win.

“I think we really surprised them,” SHS head coach Michael O’Neill said. “They thought they were going to kick our butts, and we just went at them.”

Seniors Shamus O’Neill and Sam Dudick led Summit with seven points apiece. O’Neill had four goals, while Dudick had five assists.

Fellow senior Michael Daniels chipped in two goals and three assists.

The Tiger offense set the tone of the game early on, and by the time the teams headed into the final quarter, Summit led by a commanding 11-4 margin.

The elder O’Neill said the Tigers were able to give some younger players some valuable playing time toward the end of the game.

“All in all, it went really well,” the coach said. “We cleared the ball well defensively and played very solid all around.”

Senior Brady Sandsmark and freshman Garrett Tousey split time between the pipes for Summit, keeping the Green Mountain offense from staging any sort of comeback.

Summit freshman George Gruber netted a pair of goals in the win, and junior Dylan Horan scored three times.

The Tigers (2-1) are back in action Wednesday, when they travel to take on Evergreen.

O’Neill said the mountain school will be a good test for the Tigers.

“We need to play well,” the coach said. “If we play well, I’d like to think that we can beat them.”

The game is slated to start at 6 p.m.

Bryce Evans can be reached at (970) 668-4634 or at bevans@summitdaily.com.

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