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LAX: Golden starts with double loss

Rams, Farmers both cruise to wins in season openers

Daniel Williams
Golden’s Thomas Topper who is known for being a stout defender unloads on his Dakota Ridge counterpart during the Demons’ 10-1 loss to Dakota Ridge Wednesday at Trailblazer Stadium.
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Golden boys’ lacrosse dropped both of its season opening games falling 10-1 to Dakota Ridge Wednesday at Trailblazer Stadium.

Then on Saturday the Demons were beat 10-3 by Windsor at Trailblazer.

Windsor took a 7-2 lead into halftime, and although Golden was much improved in the second half they were never able to generate enough offense to get back into the contest.

Despite the losses the Demons look like an improved unit from last season. Golden coach Kurt Olhen has put together a challenging nonleague schedule to prepare his team for 4A Jeffco foes Wheat Ridge and Green Mountain once league play rolls around.

So while the Demons might struggle in the early part of the season, Olhen hopes that will translate to late season victories.

Green Mountain split its first two games of the season winning its season opener 12-9 Wednesday at Pueblo West High School.

The Rams scored five third period goals to come back and take the lead which they would never relinquish.

Green Mountain junior Jack Day scored four games, and senior Greg Haller scored three goals and assisting on two more.

However, the Rams were beat by Steamboat Springs 10-4 Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.

Steamboat Springs scored four second period goals, and Green Mountain could never close the gap.

The Rams (1-1) will play at St. Mary’s Friday at 6 p.m.

Reigning champs and top ranked Wheat Ridge improved to 2-0 with a pair of opening week wins.

The Farmers went on the road to beat Utah’s Brighton 8-7 Friday in Salt Lake City.

Senior John Roach scored three goals, and junior Dima Makarov score a pair of goals as Wheat Ridge held off its out-of-state opponent.

The Farmers also won their season opener 9-8 Monday at Mullen High School.

Wheat Ridge scored five third period goals needed to come back to beat the Mustangs.  

Markaov scored four goals, and senior Max Marcum added three more goals in the victory.

The Farmers (2-0) will host Air Academy Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Pennington Field.