Stevenson’s balanced scoring attack proved to be too much for Barrington to handle on Monday night as the Patriots earned a 12-7 victory over the host Broncos.
Trevor Patten and Jack Sorenson each scored three goals, while Conor Okmin and Brandon Holzberg scored twice for the Stevenson.
“It helps to have so much depth on offense,” Patten said. “We’ve got so many guys that can do things on offense and that makes it tough for teams to stop.”
The Patriots (6-3) started out strong, getting goals from Sorenson, Patten and Okmin to take a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the contest.
“We lost a couple guys with injuries in the first quarter so that was nice to see the guys stick together,” Stevenson coach Brian Larsen said. “We had a lot of young guys step up, probably three freshmen and they did a nice job.”
Barrington (4-4) got on the scoreboard with 3:15 left in the opening quarter thanks to Mitch Stathakis, but it was Nicky Feeney who led the Broncos rally.
Feeney scored four times in the first half, including with 4:28 remaining in the second quarter to pull the Broncos to within 6-5. They wouldn’t get any closer though.
“We just tried to stay energized because we knew it would be a battle,” Feeney said. “We never were able to catch them, but we’re looking forward to the future. This was our third pretty tough game in a row.”
The Patriots scored the final two goals of the third quarter to take a 10-6 lead into the final quarter.
Feeney scored early in the last quarter but the hosts wouldn’t score again while Stevenson tacked on a pair of insurance goals from Patten and Sorenson.