GSHS lacrosse team gets swept by Summit |

GSHS lacrosse team gets swept by Summit

Jeff Caspersen
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kelley Cox Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Watching his teammates energetically messing around between games on Thursday, Drew Halsch smiled and offered up a joke.

“I think we’re running more now than in the second half,” said the sophomore, whose Glenwood Springs boys lacrosse team had just come up on the wrong end of a 12-7 score with visiting Summit.

The Demons followed it up with a 9-2 loss in the second game of a Thursday doubleheader at the Colorado Mountain College soccer fields.

A sluggish second half in the opener cost Halsch and the Demons, who began the contest well enough, matching the Tigers goal for goal in the early going.

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“We came out really great in the first half, on offense and on defense,” Halsch said. “The second half we definitely started to slow down. … I think we just weren’t moving on offense enough, not getting open.”

Goals by Halsch, Cole Kloster, Dru Avery and Tyler Thulson got Glenwood out of the first quarter tied at 4.

Taking advantage of a three-minute equipment penalty ” and the resulting man advantage ” to start the second quarter, Halsch and Kloster added quick goals to put the Demons on top just moments in.

But Glenwood would lose its legs as the second quarter wore on.

Summit surged back with back-to-back goals from Sam Dudick to tie the game and the Tigers went ahead later in the frame courtesy of a Seamus O’Neil strike.

Heading into the break, the visiting Tigers nursed a 7-6 lead, a lead they wasted little time extending once the third quarter clock began rolling.

Two more goals by Dudick made it 9-6 after three and goals by Dudick, Dryer and Michael Daniels in the fourth quarter put the game out of Glenwood’s reach.

Dudick finished with a game-high five goals for Summit, now 7-3 overall and 6-3 in the Mountain League. He also had an assist.

O’Neil had three goals, including one acrobatic tally that emerged from the opening faceoff. After eventually scooping the ball up after it trickled away from midfield, O’Neil took off downfield, finding net with a shot as he was falling to the grass.

Drew Wagner scored late to round out the scoring for the Demons, who dropped to 0-6 in the Mountain League with Thursday’s sweep.

Halsch and Kloster paced Glenwood with two goals apiece. Kloster finished with a pair of assists and Halsch added one helper.

Demon goalkeeper John Adams faced a barrage of shots and finished the opener with 19 saves.

Despite Thursday’s defeat, Glenwood Springs coach Greg Schroeder gleaned a positive or two from his Demons’ effort.

“I saw a lot of good things,” he said. “Our guys are working well together a lot more. They’re playing more as a team.”

Halsch and Kloster scored Glenwood’s two goals in Thursday’s second meeting with Summit, added to the schedule because the team’s earlier-season meeting was postponed by bad weather.

Next up for Glenwood is a Saturday home date with league-leading Steamboat Springs. The game, which will be held at Colorado Mountain College, is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

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