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Tiger boys’ lacrosse tamed in tough 1st half

Summit Daily/Mark Fox
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FARMER’S KORNER – Calling the Summit High boys’ lacrosse team’s play Saturday at home against Cheyenne Mountain inconsistent may be a bit of an understatement.

The Tigers were dominant in the second half, moving the ball well on offense and controlling play on defense. Over the final two quarters, Summit topped the visiting Indians squad 5-4.

But that all came after a first half in which the only Summit highlight was when the buzzer sounded for halftime.



In all, it added up to a head-scratching 13-6 loss.

“In the first half, we got outcoached and outplayed,” SHS head coach Karl Barth said. “We talked about it at halftime that we can’t change what happened in the first half and we just had to come out and win the second half. We did that at least.”



The Tigers certainly did.

Dylan Horan led the Summit attack with two goals and three assists and played a role in each and every Tiger tally.

Summit started the second half on a 3-1 run. Horan found sophomore George Gruber for a backside goal just minutes in. Horan then fed junior Drake Blass for a goal before scoring on his own to cut the lead to six.

The Tigers wouldn’t get any closer, though, as the sharp-shooting Cheyenne Mountain team buried the few quality chances it had.

“It was much better in the second half,” Barth said. “We got a lot more motion on offense and got some good opportunities. Defensively, they sorted out some stuff.”

Ben Daniels and Sean Farley also scored in the game.

Farley’s goal put Summit up 1-0 less than two minutes into the first quarter.

Then the Indians went on an incredible 9-0 run before the break, giving the Tigers little hope of coming all the way back.

“We’re just not playing consistently right now,” Barth said. “It’s a growing process. Hopefully we grow for Aspen on Monday.”

Summit (6-4) hosts Aspen at 4 p.m. on Monday in a league contest.


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