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Brown's game-winner lifts Mt. Hebron boys lacrosse over Centennial in 3A playoffs

Brown's game-winner lifts Mt. Hebron boys lacrosse over Centennial in 3A playoffs

Most lacrosse goals can be prevented.

If they couldn’t, then coaches wouldn’t have anything to yell at their defenses about.

Good communication, sound stick work and commitment to assignments can stop many potential shots from finding the net.

However, there are exceptions, and Mateo Brown’s game-winning goal that lifted the Mt. Hebron boys lacrosse team over Centennial on Monday was one of them.

Brown came from behind the net, gained leverage on his defender by jumping with his back towards the goal, turned in the middle of the air and ripped a left-handed shot in the top-left corner of the net.

The goal put Mt. Hebron ahead of Centennial with 1:34 left en...

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