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Dragons turn season around with 8-2 win; Dayton leads scoring with four goals | Lacrosse

The Dragons went heavy on offense, yielding some penalties but manueuvering an 8-2 win over North County, Saturday at home.  - Scott Rasmussen
The Dragons went heavy on offense, yielding some penalties but manueuvering an 8-2 win over North County, Saturday at home.
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The San Juan Dragons were looking to shake off two season-opening losses.

The North County Cavaliers found themselves the unwitting victims.

Saturday, the Dragons turned their season around with an 8-2 win at home under sunny skies.

Both teams played physical, yielding penalties in the process, but, as San Juan coach Rob Cuomo pointed out after the game, the Dragons “produced just enough offense to get the win.”

Offense, indeed.

Junior attack Forest Dayton led the team with four goals and four groundballs.

Junior attack Ryan Guard had one goal and three assists; senior midfielder Conner Johns scored one goal and snagged two groundballs; junior midfielder Alex Michael had one goal, one assist and three groundballs; and junior attack Kyle Skoog had one goal and one groundball.

Junior goalie Calen Mehrer defended the Dragons against 10 scoring attempts by the Cavaliers, and had eight saves in 48 minutes of play.

His North County counterpart, Gunnar Groothuis, was busier, managing 20 saves in 28 shots by the Dragons.

North County’s two goals were scored by senior attack Julio Martinez.

Next: The Dragons host Skagit Valley today at 5 p.m. They host Stanwood on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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