Cobras HS Elite Win Tourney

The LA Cobras got their summer season off to a fast start, winning five games by an average of eight goals to claim the HS Elite division title at the Tournament in San Pedro last weekend.

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The Cobras, coaches by Loyola assistant and comprised largely of players from Loyola HS, won three pool games then two championship bracket games behind a potent offense.

In pool play, the Cobras beat Wild Horse (Laguna Beach) 10-2, the 10-5 and (Trabuco Hills) 13-2. In the elimination bracket, they beat again, 12-1, then knocked off Mavericks a second time, 10-3, to win the title.

Offensively, the Cobras were led by rising junior Mason O’Hanlon (12g, 5a) and rising senior (11g, 16a). Other scorers included: Matt Finelli (4g in three games), rising senior JP Hatch (9g, 2a), rising sophomore (3g, 3a), Ryan Morasco (6g, 5a), (6g, 2a), rising junior Dominick Tragesar (2g). Rising sophomore was injured in the first game and missed the remainder of the tournament.

Defensively, rising junior , Alec Celestin and rising senior played stellar defense in front of goalie , anchoring a defense that allowed only 13 goals in five games. Reserves and Matt Caputo provided depth. LSM and , both rising seniors, dominated on the faceoff wings, and Neblina and rising junior Tristan Frank dominated at the faceoff dot.

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