Nine different Cougars scored, Trevor Kist dominated faceoffs with a 16/19 performance, and Capo dominated the groundball war. San Juan Hills goalie JD Garwood made 19 saves to keep the Stallions in the game.
Capo jumped out quickly to a 3-0 lead on goals by Cameron Lopez, Carter Bache (assist Blake Berk) and Parker Webb (assist from Sam Slobom). San Juan Hills got on the board with a man-up goal by Jonathan Mercado. Spencer Currie answered back quickly by grabbing a groundball on the crease and putting it past Garwood. The Stallions pulled within 2 at the end of the first quarter on a goal by Adam Darden (assist from Brayden Haggerty).
Capo stretched its lead to 6-2 midway through the second quarter as Clay Eggeman dodged and fired unassisted, and Liam McDonough finished a feed from Berk (5 assists). Layne Preasmyer got the first of his 3 goals for San Juan Hills with a minute left before Drew Casas scored from the high crease as time expired in the half on a feed from Berk.
Capo showered 15 shots on Garwood in the 3rd, but only Casas could get one past him. Preasmyer added his second with 30 seconds left in the quarter.
The Stallions took much better care of the ball in the 4th, but Capo’s defense led by seniors Jerecho Fischbeck and Eric Thiercof and juniors Jake Ambrosius and Logan Currie continued their pressure. Capo’s LSM Michael Brunette grabbed a groundball and took it the length of the field for his first shot and goal of the season to open the scoring in the 4th quarter. Slobom added one on a run and dodge from the top and Bache put away his second of the night from the crease on a nice look from Berk. Preasmyer completed his hat trick and the game ended with Capo winning 11-5.
The Cougars (8-5) have won three in a row, and secured a winning record for the season with the win. They will play their 2014 finale on Thursday against Aliso Niguel. The Stallions (0-13) look to close the season on a high note when the play Laguna Hills (1-12) on Thursday.