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Falcon boys' down Mt. Blue in lacrosse
FARMINGTON -- It's not always the way things start, but it ends up and the Mountain Valley boys' lacrosse team certainly helped drill home that theory.
Kyle Duguay scored four of his five goals in the first half and the Falcon defense held their ground in a 10-3 win against Mount Blue.
It was a bit of deja-vu for Mountain Valley, who had beat the winless Cougars last month, Duguay scored six goals and Austin Glover had a hat trick in a 15-5 win over Mt. Blue at the Hosmer Field Athletic Complex.
"I think it helped that we were behind the first time as well and we were able to come back,"said coach Rick White, referring to its season-opening game.
"The kids kept their composure and kept plugging away. They never hung there heads."
In the second quarter, MV (2-4) scored all six goals, beginning with a power play by Nate Nicols at 9:33. Duguay tied the game with an unassisted tally. Less than two minutes later, MV took the lead for good when Jon Petrie converted a pass by Tom Thibeau.
In the final 2:24, Duguay scored three times, the final was a backbreaker, with 16 seconds left in the first half. Mike Theriault passed to Duguay, who whipped it by Cougar goalie John Andrews (19 saves).
The first goal was actually scored by MV goalie Coyote Freeman (nine saves), who dropped the ball in the net so Sam Taylor got credit because he was the closet. Matt Smith added a goal to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead.
MV led in shots 29-12 but several attempts missed the net badly.
MV put the game on ice with four goals in the third quarter. Duguay scored 49 seconds in and Petrie was assisted by Nicols. The final Falcon scores were by Nicols, on power plays.
"We were able to score three goals in man-up situation of the seven chances that we had," said White. "We did a better job with our spacing today. This was the first game that I moved Nate Nicols up to play middie and he scored three goals and assisted on one goal."
The Cougars scored the lone goal of the fourth quarter.