After break, Huskies return and down Tigers
EDWARDS — For some reason, it didn’t snow. For some reason, traffic was not snarled on Interstate 70. And as an added bonus, plague and pestilence did not descend upon Edwards.
Battle Mountain lacrosse actually took the field and played a gosh-darned lacrosse game after 13 days and three snowouts. What’s more, the Huskies looked good in a 14-6 win Grand Junction.
“Ten days of practice,” Zane Hensel said. “I think we needed it though. But it was nice to play.”
Battle Mountain hadn’t played since its overtime win up in Steamboat two weeks ago.
“We’ve had more practices since our last game than we did during the preseason before the opening game. That’s tough,” Huskies coach Jerry Nichols said. “We went down 2-0 immediately. We didn’t panic or anything. Rusty sticks and you can only practice so much.”
Charlie Morrow, Baker Gentry and Riley Spears helped the Huskies (4-1) dig out of that hole in the first quarter. Jeremy Sforzo had the natural hat trick in the second.
After the break Sawyer Nestlerode gave Battle Mountain a 7-3 lead, followed by two more from Morrow.
Not to be left out, Tucker Morrow opened up the fourth quarter with his first goal. Charlie had the next three for a total of six on Friday. His last score was assisted by Tucker in an all-Morrow production.
“It’s cool to have him on the team,” Charlie said. “It’s our first year playing together.”
Battle Mountain installed some new things offensively during its enforced break and coach Nichols was pleased with the result.
“ Our offense was definitely clicking,” Nichols said. “We’ve put in quite a few offensive sets and we ran them all successfully. That feels really good. We had the time, but you need a game to put them in action.”
Battle Mountain will get busy in a hurry. The Huskies will have two 10-day stretches with five games each. Battle Mountain hosts Windsor on Monday.
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