D = W for Sea Kings Again

corona_del_mar_sea_kingFor the third time in 10 days, a Top 10 opponent came to Corona del Mar High School looking to test their mettle against a team some thought might be vulnerable after an early-April loss to Beckman High School.

And for the third time in 10 days a Top 10 opponent left CdM High School with an increase in their loss column and a decrease in their goals-scored per game average. This time the Sea Kings handled St. Margaret’s 12-3 in a game in which had to make only 6 saves for the Sea Kings. Perhaps as noteworthy as the win is that the Sea Kings won 12 of 17 faceoffs and controlled possession against a team known for its faceoff and possession prowess.

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CdM was in control from the opening faceoff until the final whistle. For the second game in a row,  opened the scoring in the first quarter. A St. Margaret’s goal from and CdM goals by Noah Howe and long pole made it 3-1 after the first quarter.  In what is becoming a familiar pattern, CdM got stronger in the second quarter as their opponent’s ability to execute on offense was being worn down by the CdM defense.  CdM controlled the clock and kept St. Margaret’s scoreless in the second frame.  Two goals by and one from   made it 6-1 at the intermission.

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The third quarter was a near carbon copy of the second. CdM held the Tartans scoreless, controlled possession, and scored three more times to make it 9-1 heading into the final 12 minutes.  The Sea Kings made it a quadruple triple by scoring another three goals in the fourth quarter.  and scored for the Tartans in the final quarter to reach the final score of 12-3.

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had 3 caused turnovers, Daniel Mcabe and each scooped up two groundballs apiece, Denning recovered 5 groundballs, and had two CTOs  to lead the CdM defensive effort.

Final Stats

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The Sea Kings are now 12-1 and on a six-game winning streak. They will finish up the regular season by travelling to Huntington Beach on Wednesday and Coronado on Saturday.  St. Margaret’s is now 7-6.  They will attempt to break a four-game skid when they travel to Harvard-Westlake (10-4) on Wednesday.  The Tartans wrap up the regular season at Dana Hills on Saturday.

–Special to MaxLaxOC.com