Mt. Tabor beats WHS in boys' lacrosse
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
The Pioneers still lost 10-4 to Mount Tabor at Leigh Wallace Field Friday night, but the Pioneers were competitive for much of the game.
Watauga trailed by three points midway through the third quarter, but could not keep up with the Spartans when they scored three goals late in the quarter.
“This Mount Tabor team is pretty good,” Watauga coach Chris Wallace said. “They’ve played a lot of games. This is probably their eighth or ninth game, while this is our fifth game. They’ve got a lot of experience.”
Mount Tabor scored its goals in bunches Friday. The Spartans claimed a 5-0 lead by halftime and took a 6-0 lead before Watauga’s Nick Williams scored two goals within 43 seconds of each other to close the Pioneers to 6-2 with 9:04 left in the third quarter.
Zack Williams added a goal with 4:22 in the third, but the Pioneers gave up a goal with 1:07 left in the third to give Mount Tabor a 7-3 lead going into the fourth.
Zack Williams brought the Pioneers to within 7-4 early in the fourth, but the Pioneers stopped scoring the rest of the game. Mount Tabor scored three times, the first being a Stuart Welch goal with 2:46 left in the game.
The third goal, a Luke Cox effort with 1:00 left, put the Spartans in front 10-4.
“We played them tough for a little while. They came out in the first half and when we were down by one, in that three minute stretch they score three straight goals. The same thing happened to us in the second half.”
One day earlier, Watauga lost at Mooresville 12-9.
Nick Williams scored six goals in that game.