No. 2 Foothill vs No. 7 San Clemente
Two of the best goalies in OC in this one. Foothill sophomore Joey Garcia may have had the game of the year with 16 saves at Trabuco Hills. Garcia allowed just six goals against some of the best shooters in the OC. Trabuco lit some nice goalies up this year but Garcia withstood the pressure; he can play.
Eugene Kang had 15 saves including some showstoppers to help the Tritons defeat the Knights 11-9 in mid-March. He can play too. Goalie play may be decisive in this game.
The Knights have several FOGO’s taking draws, while SC Jake Brannon with Dylan Hartanov taking some as an LSM.
For the Knights on offense, Destry has been dirty at times. Destry Burton has played attack and middie and may hit San Clemente from either position on Thursday. Add in juniors Andrew Cumming and Troy Hofer and sophomores Easton Babb, Roman Pistone and Chad Dupre and you get potent offense. Defenders Zach Yourstone, Caden Salked and Josh Anderson can all turn defense into offense by pushing transition.
The Tritions counter with Liam Nelson, Jack Rogers and Luke Lemus on offense. Been hot and cold on offense but coach Finn has had the Tritons cranked up a few times this year.
Foothhill plays pressure dee ( shout out to Ray Ralph) and San Clemente plays zone primarily. Makes for interesting match up, rivalry game as well. Throw in “The Voice” announcing and it’s must see lax game.