Eight-Goal Second Period Powers Westlake Past OP

No. 3 Westlake erupted for six unanswered goals in the first six minutes of the second period Wednesday and finished with eight in the quarter, taking a 10-2 halftime lead in what would end up an 18-4 win over No. 11 Oak Park.

Senior (pictured above, left) led the Warriors (7-1) with six goals and one assist, and junior (above, right) scored five and had an assist. Sophomore had three goals and two assists, giving Westlake’s starting attack line 14 of the team’s 18 goals.

Midfielders Philip Bliss (3g) and Joe Brandolino (1g) also scored, and (4a), (2a) and Warren Berg (1a) contributed assists.

Much of that offense was the result of possession time. Junior won 19 of 24 face-offs — including eight of 10 in the second quarter — helping the Warriors build and maintain momentum. Westlake took 15 shots in the second period.

Troy Robertson scored two goals for Oak Park (5-8), and and each scored one.