The Hudson boys lacrosse team ended its three-match losing streak in dramatic fashion.
The Explorers improved to 4-3 in 2019 after earning a thrilling 8-7 victory over host Jackson in triple overtime Wednesday at Robert Fife Stadium in Massillon.
Merrick Widdoes scored the winning goal in the third overtime off an assist from Brady Ludewig.
Widdoes also tied the match in regulation with 1 minute, 2 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
"It was a hard-fought game on both sides," Hudson head coach Brandon Schwind said. "It was obviously good to come away with a win on the road in a tough environment.
"I was proud of the way our boys fought. We made our share of mistakes, but that's lacrosse. There are going to be ebbs and flows. You just have to focus on making the next play and we did that [Wednesday]."
The Explorers won 10 of 20 face-offs and took 29 shots. Hudson also scooped up 16 ground balls.
Both Widdoes and Ludewig finished with three goals. Adam Oscarson had a goal, an assist and three ground balls for the Explorers
Blake Lori also scored for Hudson, which didn’t have a particularly good start, according to Schwind.
"After a slow start in the first quarter, I thought our defensive unit played great," he said. "Our three poles down low played great one-on-one defense and made an impact."
Explorers’ goalie Alex Movshin made 10 saves.