WINTER HAVEN — The Winter Haven High boys lacrosse team hosted and defeated the Lake Wales Highlanders Wednesday night, 13-5, in an east Polk showdown at Denison Stadium.

Blue Devils senior Zach Merashoff had five goals and two assists to lead the way for the home team. Zane King had 7 saves in goal.

Winter Haven improved to 4-7 on the season with the victory, while Lake Wales fell to 1-10.

The Blue Devils return to action April 1 at Lake Gibson, while the Highlanders will have a few days off before they travel to take on Lakeland Christian on April 5.

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