Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Warriors back in the win column

Express Staff Writer

Senior players on the Wood River Warriors lacrosse team include, back row, Ryon Campbell, Jeff Conover, Blake King, Toby Eagan, Jake Robinson, Noah Lindley, Casey Bennett, Soren Ireland. Front row, Doug Beall, Ted Elgee, Teton Brown, Cord Roth, Danny Ward, Vincent Vertnig, Michael Greer.

The Wood River Warriors sent their seniors off in style, beating Meridian 14-4 in Bellevue Saturday.

Leading 5-3 at halftime, Wood River (4-5) broke open the match with six goals in the third quarter, while holding their guest to one goal in the entire second half. Goalie Danny Ward finished with 11 saves in the final home stand of the season.

"That was the best game we have had all season. We finally played up to our potential and buried a team. We never let up," coach Andy Sabitier said. "Our problem all year is keeping our level of play up for all four quarters and they were able to do that today. Everyone played well."

David Dredge and Noah Lindley recorded four-goal games. Luke McNees added two goals. Singles were slotted by Jeff Conover, Robby Jost, Ryon Campbell and Teton Brown.

Blake King, Jake Robinson and Conover dished out two assists each. Cord Roth tallied one.

Wood River cracked open the month of May with a 7-6 victory over Vallivue, to put the brakes on a four-game slide. Luke McNees (2/1) score in the final frame put the Warriors on top. Also scoring at Mountain Home were Conover 2/2, Robinson 1/0 and Brown 1/0. Ward made 14 saves between the pipes.

One game remains in regular season for the Warriors: Boise, Saturday, May 12.

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