Summit boys’ lacrosse team squeaks by Battle Mtn. |

Summit boys’ lacrosse team squeaks by Battle Mtn.

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The Summit High boys’ lacrosse team scored four unanswered goals in the third quarter Thursday and eventually held on for a slim 7-6 victory at Shrine Pass rival Battle Mountain.

Dylan Horan scored three goals, and Shamus O’Neill had three assists for Summit.

“We just kind of hung on to it,” SHS head coach Michael O’Neill said. ” … It was a wild game.”

That may have been an understatement.

While the weather threw everything it had at the Tigers on Thursday – wind, rain, snow and even some sunshine – the game was equally as hectic.

After a back-and-forth first half that ended in a

3-3 tie, Summit came out and scored all four goals of the third quarter.

Although, at quarter’s end, the Tigers were suddenly without two of their best players. Senior defender Sonny Magrino was ejected from the game along with a Battle Mountain player for an altercation in the third, and O’Neill was sent to the sideline for 3 minutes to start the fourth after the head of his stick was deemed to be too narrow.

The penalty let the Huskies back in the game, but Summit was able to keep the lead despite a last-second rush to the cage by Battle Mountain.

Pleased with the win, the Tiger coach was impressed with his team’s opponent.

“They were a really improved team (from last year), maybe 10 times better,” of Battle Mountain. “They were very disciplined and very structured.”

Brandon Major and Zach Dobson each added two goals for the Tigers, while Sam Dudick had two assists.

The Tigers (9-2) will wrap up their regular season on May 1, when they host Fruita-Monument at 11 a.m.

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