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Huskies down Dawson in OT, 11-10

DENVER — This wasn’t the usual Battle Mountain boys lacrosse script, and that’s just fine.

The No. 6 Huskies trailed Alexander Dawson, 6-2, at the half and were down, 10-4, going into the fourth quarter and pulled out an 11-10 victory in overtime over the No. 7 Mustangs.

“We know this is a game of momentum,” Huskies coach Jerry Nichols said. “We’ve been on both sides of it.”

Yep, though the school in Pitkin County will not be mentioned, in Wednesday’s game against Dawson, the Huskies kept plugging away, and Cole Delain capped the comeback with his fourth score of the game, and the bus trip back over the passes was much more enjoyable.

Nichols said that he didn’t think Battle Mountain (2-0) was playing poorly. Dawson won the faceoffs, though, and that’s always an issue. The Huskies also had to survive a three-minute illegal-stick penalty to start the second half. Battle Mountain’s defense killed that off, and things started turning in the right direction. Goalie Max Schramm made some key saves. The defense was starting to click and the offense created additional possessions by riding the Mustangs.

Delain and Wyatt Dilling each had four scores, while Jack Nichols, Mike Lange and Tony Clark also ripped the twine.

“A win like this is a great program win,” coach Nichols said. “We learned we are never truly out of it. We took it one step at a time, and we just kept it going until we got the goal in overtime.”

Battle Mountain’s next tilt is Monday against Eagle Valley in Edwards.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, cfreud@vaildaily.com and @cfreud.


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