Summit Lax boys win again, stay perfect on year
EDWARDS – Another game, another dominating performance by the Summit Lacrosse boys high school club squad.Four days after opening their season with a stunning 5-0 weekend performance in Carbondale, the Tigers routed Battle Mountain in Edwards on Thursday, 16-1. This came after Summit topped the Huskies 7-0 on Sunday morning.Summit’s boys have now outscored their opponents 56-7 on the season. A balanced offensive attack continues to be reason No. 1 for the success.Thursday, Jimmy Keeling led the Tigers with four goals and an assist. Braxton Campbell scored three times and assisted on four other goals, and eight more Summit players scored one goal apiece: Tucker Shelden, Michael Dudick, Spencer Thomas, Brad Zimmerman, Brock Barto, Tyler Reinking, Evan Seeling and Max O’Neill. Summit also had a ball bounce off an opposing player into the net for a goal.Dudick added two assists, while Shelden and Zimmerman each had one.Goalie Matt Peoples played another stellar game in net for the Tigers, according to Summit coach Jay Beckerman. Peoples gave up the Huskies’ only goal late in the game on a rebound, after he’d made a sensational save.Defensemen Drew Petty and Danny Caamaño helped protect Peoples, consistently winning the ground ball battle and clearing the ball out of Summit’s zone.As well, Beckerman added, Eric Metzger played tough all day for Summit at middie. “Eric came out of his shell taking faceoffs, playing tenacious defense and unselfishly handling the ball,” the first-year head coach said.Now 6-0, Summit will try to stay perfect this weekend with a trip to Durango. The Tigers play a team from Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday afternoon, then face their sudden archrival Durango on Sunday morning. Durango won all three contests over Summit last season, but the Tigers earned a measure of revenge last Sunday, winning 4-2.”You can tell that they’re anxious for Sunday’s game to prove that last weekend wasn’t a fluke,” Beckerman said of his team.Devon O’Neil can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 13630, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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