It may not have been the most aesthetically pleasing victory, but it was still one Enloe boys lacrosse coach Arthur Kyner will gladly take.
Four different players scored goals, and the Eagles’ defense held host Sanderson scoreless over the final 30 minutes of play for a 4-2 victory in a Cap-8 Conference contest on Thursday.
Goalie Nathan Hames made 18 saves as Enloe (3-8) won for the second time in three games following a six-match losing streak.
“Happy to get a win; they’ve been hard to come by this season,” Kyner said. “I told the guys the offense did just enough and the defense totally did its part.”
Sanderson (4-6) led 2-1 after two quarters but Enloe took the lead for good with a pair of goals just over a minute apart midway through the third quarter, the later of those scored by Teague Hagerty with 4 minutes, 35 seconds remaining to put the Eagles ahead, 3-2.
Hayes Hess added an insurance goal with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Jack Ellis and Ben Foscato each had a goal for Sanderson. Foscato’s goal with 6:59 remaining in the second quarter put the Spartans ahead 2-1.
“It was a difficult night for us by my hat’s off to Enloe,” Sanderson coach Lawrence Davis said. “They played a very efficient game and their goalie was amazing (Thursday).”