The Roseburg boys lacrosse team scored eight goals in the fourth quarter to pull off a come-from-behind 11-6 victory over Southwest Conference rival Thurston at Finlay Field on Friday night. 

Tanner Reber scored seven goals and added two assists for the Tribe. Austin Roark had a pair of goals and Isaac Allen and Ethan Stoner each added a goal. 

The Tribe trailed 5-3 going into the fourth quarter and proceeded to outscore the Colts 8-1 over the final period to take over sole possession of second place in the SWC. 

Roseburg was able to capitalize on hard-earned pssessions on the hot hand pf Josh Mendoza, who won face-off after face-off to chip away at the Colts' lead.

Coach Dave Heverly explained the pivotal nature of face-offs in the contest.

"Face-offs have been huge for us. Tonight, Josh Mendoza got the hot hand and he really helped us get the momentum and come back to win this game."

Josh Nutter is a part-time sports reporter for The News-Review. He can be reached at or 541-957-4220. Or follow him on Twitter @Nutterduece2.

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