They took their lumps in the 13-team Treasure Valley Lacrosse League, but the Wood River Warriors ended their 12-game season on a positive note Saturday, May 14 in Hailey.
Wood River won its first game of the season by a 7-6 score over the Vallivue Falcons from Caldwell in a close game played at the high school soccer field in Hailey.
The Warriors took it to the Falcons, out-shooting them 63-26 and getting goals by middie Gus Conrad (3), attack Cooper Rogers (2), middie Tommy Bailey and attack Drew Deffe.
Senior goalie Tanner Dredge (9 saves) held off the Falcons.
Conrad (22 shots) and Rogers (19 shots) kept Vallivue on its heels as Wood River (1-11-0) reached season-high totals of 7 goals scored in a single game—and allowing just 6 goals.
For the season Wood River was outscored 183-28 and tied for 12th in the Boise-area league. But the Warriors were the dominant team in their finale against Vallivue (2-10-1).
Actually, Wood River showed it was up to the task last Wednesday with a 20-4 loss to the league's third-place team, Centennial (10-2-0), in a midweek game at Mountain Home. Although Centennial won easily, the winners out-shot Wood River by only 36-30. In his only appearance in the goal, Cody Levitan made 11 saves.
Warriors goal scorers were Cooper Bailey (2), Gus Conrad and Drew Deffe.
For the season, Cooper Rogers (8 goals, 2 assists, 53 shots) and Gus Conrad (8 goals, 81 shots) were the top scorers, followed by Deffe (5 goals, 1 assist) and Cooper Bailey (4 goals, 1 assist).
Besides those four, Warriors with nine or more games and 35 or more quarters were Tommy Bailey, Kasey Barker, Conner Bennett, Brian Boyle, Kyle Clark, Alec England, Quinn Guthrie, Keegan Heneghan, Riley Heneghan, JR Hill, Cody Levitan and Parker Weekes.
Dredge in 11 games faced 498 shots and made 133 saves.