Big Second Half Propels No. 2 Oak Park Past No. 16 Westlake

Senior Isabelle Campbell and sophomore Erin Dotson scored two goals each in the opening minutes of the second half, giving No. 2 Oak Park a lead it wouldn’t relinquish in a 10-6 win over host No. 16 Westlake. It was the Eagles’ fifth consecutive victory over Westlake.

The Warriors (2-4) led 3-2 at halftime behind two goals from senior Julia Feinbloom and one from freshman Shelby Tilton, who is committed to USC.

Neither team could produce much offense in the first half. Oak Park (5-1) committed 12 first-half turnovers, but the Eagles’ defense held up. Junior goalie Alexis Robinson, who saved 12 free-position shots in the game, anchored a unit comprised of Harper Wayne, Maddie Suwara, Courtney Mueting, Riley deVarennes, Kathleen Dryden and Pifer Dryden.

With the defense keeping the game close, the Eagles had time to fix their offense. Coming out of halftime, they did just that.

Led by Livi Fagnani‘s speed in transition, the Eagles’ offense came to life, scoring four goals in the opening minutes of the second half. Campbell and Dotson scored twice and Fagnani once, giving Oak Park an 8-3 lead with nine minutes to play.

The Eagles defense continued to stifle the Warriors, holding them in check for 18 minutes until Tilton scored her second of the game to make it 8-4. The teams exchanged goals over the final four minutes, but the Eagles’ margin held.

Campbell led Oak Park with four goals, and Dotson and Fagnani scored two each. Graesen Campbell (1g, 1a), Kathy Kaschalk (1g), Yael Kauffman (1a) and Claire Conley (1a) also contributed to the scoring.

Tilton (3g), Feinbloom (2g) and junior Amanda Jones (1g) accounted for Westlake’s scoring.

Oak Park plays host to perennial Orange County power Foothill on Saturday, while Westlake plays at No. 10 Thousand Oaks on Friday.