The Beckman Patriots (No. 15) defeated the Northwood Timberwolves 12-10 in a battle of Pacific Coast League leaders. The Patriots remain undefeated in PCL play (5-0), while Northwood drops to 4-2 in PCL games. Both Northwood leagues loses were to Beckman. The win gives Beckman a two game lead over second place Northwood with each team having four league games left to play this season.
Beckman scoring was lead by seniors Alex Malmlund (4 goals and 2 assists) and Jake Waltz (2g 3a). Other Patriots to score were Justin Wayt (2g 1a), Alex Watson (2g), Aidan O’Connor (1g 1a) and Ryan King (1g). The defense was anchored by Justin Cheng (6 gbs 4 caused turnovers) and Tim Ellis (3 gbs 3 cto).
Beckman (7-4; 5-0) travels to Sage Hill (1-3; 1-3) Thursday for another PCL game. Northwood (10-4); 4-2) plays Irvine (5-2; 3-2) on Monday.