Huskies boys lax gets a win
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” It wasn’t a wait like the Chicago Cubs are enduring ” 1908 was the North Siders’ last World Series win,
But it was starting to feel like it.
After several years of planning to make Battle Mountain boys lacrosse a CHSAA sport, practices in the gym starting in February and nine-straight losses to start the program, the Huskies cracked into the win column Thursday at Glenwood Springs with an 8-7 victory.
“You can’t imagine,” said Huskies coach Bob Daino of the win. “It feels so great for the coaches, the kids and the parents. We were like a bunch of school kids running out there. That’s how great it is.”
“It was pretty good,” said junior Jon Paul Ferzacca, who had two goals for the Huskies. “I’m pretty excited. We needed it.”
The Huskies held an 8-5 lead with five minutes to go thanks to Ferzacca’s two, a pair from Reeve Sanders and markers from Tim Licciardi, Christian Nichols and Parke Robbins.
The Demons made their charge, but that is why Huskies goalie Spencer Currie is everyone’s new best friend in the hallways of Battle Mountain today.
The junior stood his ground, including a spectacular save with 30 seconds to go. Currie then moved the ball upfield, enabling Battle Mountain to run off the final ticks of the close and secure the cherished first win.
“He was amazing,” Ferzacca said. “In the end, I thought it was over. He just kept making save after save.”
Next up for Battle Mountain is a rematch with Eagle Valley at Freedom Park in Edwards Saturday at 9 a.m. The Devils knocked off the Huskies, 9-6, in last month’s meeting in Eagle.
“A little while ago, Glenwood beat Eagle, so maybe there’s a chance,” Daino said.
Vail Christian-Roaring Fork soccer and Eagle Valley-Steamboat Springs lacrosse got wiped out by Thursday’s snow.
Vail Christian has rescheduled the Rams for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Freedom Park in Edwards. Meanwhile, the Saints hope to host Grand Valley today at 4 p.m. in Edwards.
Eagle Valley did not announce a make-up date for the Steamboat lacrosse game.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or email@example.com.
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