Summit Soccer slips past Arvada with 2-1 win |

Summit Soccer slips past Arvada with 2-1 win

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Behind two goals in the first half, the Summit High soccer team edged conference foe Arvada 2-1 on the road Tuesday night.

Senior Taylor Colvin had a goal and an assist, while fellow senior Shamus O’Neill chipped in Summit’s other tally in the win.

“Overall, we played pretty well,” SHS head coach Matt Zeiset said following the win. “We passed it around and made some good runs off the ball. The kids were creative and made some good runs up top.”

The Tigers struck early in the game, when O’Neill finished off a pass from Colvin only 5:40 into the first half.

Colvin added his goal with 6:48 remaining before halftime, but Arvada answered right back. The home squad knocked in a loose rebound with four minutes remaining to cut the lead to 2-1.

“We were a bit disorganized defensively on that play – not really sure what happened,” Zeiset said. “Definitely something we’re going to have to work on.”

The defense may have had a lapse on the lone Arvada goal, but it played solidly the rest of the game, limiting Arvada to weak, outside shots.

Though Summit had its chances to increase its lead in the second half, the Tigers had to settle for the one-goal victory.

Senior goaltender Doug MacIsaac was solid between the pipes for Summit, with Arvada’s rebound tally the only blemish on an otherwise perfect performance.

“Doug played well in net,” Zeiset said. “On that goal, he made a great save but just couldn’t recover in time (for the rebound). The kid just placed it in on him.”

The Tigers (5-4-1, 3-2-1) have now won three straight games and look ahead to a tough matchup with rival Wheat Ridge on Thursday.

“Arvada was stronger than expected,” Zeiset said. “That’s definitely good to have heading into the Wheat Ridge game on Thursday.”

The match starts at 6 p.m. at SHS.

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