The Coronado Islanders hosted Scripps Ranch High School on Tuesday in what was aspecial night for at least one player. Coronado senior attackman Anthony DeMaio, entered the game just two points shy of tying the California all time scoring record. By the end of the first quarter, DeMaio had two goals and an assist to reach the landmark 325th point of his career. Two unassisted goals with dodges coming from behind the net then a behind the back feed to brother, Nicholas DeMaio for his record breaking assist. Despite being shut off for the majority of the contest, DeMaio finished with three goals and three assists leading the Islanders to a 17-7 victory over Scripps Ranch.
Coronado played well in all aspects of the game with a good defensive philosophy and great goalkeeping and clearing from Easton Gormican. Often overshadowing the defensive efforts though, Coronado’s high-powered offense stole the show. Midfielders Micah Ricard and Jake Brophy contributed to the win each tallying a goal, and attackman Nicholas DeMaio finished with an impressive five goals and two assists.
The real story of the night was the individual accomplishment. Although remaining humble in the postgame interview, DeMaio has every right to be proud of his years of hard work and dedication to the game. This accomplishment places him among some of the biggest names in the sport. San Ramon Valley’s Michael Tagliaferri previously held the record. He now plays for the University of North Carolina. Michael Loveday of laxrecords.com takes a closer look at the stats and compares how DeMaio stacks up to his predecessors.
— Mike Loveday (@McLoveday) April 7, 2016