Big Second Half Propels Brentwood Past El Segundo

Brentwood School improved to 4-0 Tuesday, breaking open an 8-4 game at halftime with a big second half to defeat visiting No. 18 El Segundo 17-7.

The host Eagles, ranked No. 15 in the latest coaches poll, split two games with El Segundo last year, winning 19-16 at home in the regular season but losing 17-12 at El Segundo in the playoffs.

Tuesday, Brentwood jumped on El Segundo early for a 5-1 lead after one quarter. Despite a strong performance from Cory Lund (14 of 16) and Daniel Ball (5 of 9) at the face-off dot, the Eagles struggled to maintain possession and run their offense in the face of a dominant Brentwood defense.

Lund led El Segundo (1-2) with three goals and an assist, and sophomore Rory Cochrane (pictured) scored twice. Freshman attack Lukas Roscoe and senior LSM Drew Bonnie scored one each. Junior goalie Alex Nolan was credited with nine saves.

Brentwood, in its second season under coach Skyler Hopkins, is off to the best start in the program’s history. Three times the Eagles have started 3-0, but never 4-0. They have a chance to extend their season-opening streak Thursday against visiting Calabasas (0-1) before facing No. 12 Palisades (3-0) on Saturday.

Brentwood doesn’t play its first away game until Tuesday at No. 9 Chaminade.

El Segundo, meanwhile, must prepare for a visit from No. 6 Peninsula on Friday.

Information provided by El Segundo Lacrosse.


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