SAN DIEGO- In their second game of a three-game San Diego road trip, the No. 5 Santa Margarita Eagles (3-0, 11-3) continued their hot streak Friday night with a 17-9 win over Westview (8-3, 10-4). The Eagles extended their current winning streak to seven games.
After an early goal by the Wolverines, the Eagles struck right back with three unanswered of their own. However, a late first quarter goal brought Westview to a 3-2 deficit with three quarters to play. Westview started the second quarter on fire, scoring three unanswered goals to seize the momentum. But Jack Fisher and Nicholas Parrino added a goal each to tie the game up at five a side heading into the half.
“It’s kind of been a tale of two halves for us,” said Santa Margarita offensive coach Elliott Dominic. “We have our games where we have our lapses, we start out slow. By halftime we get things rolling, we show how we can really play.”
The Eagles indeed got things rolling once again in the second half, outscoring the Wolverines 12-4 in the half to win the game 17-9. Dominic was really impressed with his teams ball movement in the second half.
“Everything was opening up for us and it was all just about ball movement, all about finishing the ball when we get an opportunity and we were able to pretty much put them away,” Dominic said.
Quentin Buchman (4G, 2A) and Michael Walsh (3G, 3A) led the Eagles potent offense with six points apiece. Fisher (5G) tied his season high, and Parrino (3G, 1A), Tyler Wrightson (1G, 1A), and Ryan You (1G) rounded out Santa Margarita’s scoring attack.
“As coach said, we started off slow off the bus and when we moved the ball and we’re not selfish, we created some great open shots up close and it made things alot easier,” Fisher said.
Defensively, Matt Ury led the team in caused turnovers with two and Chad Cobb had six saves in net. Chase Lynch was once again strong in the middle, winning 21 of 29 faceoffs.
The Eagles will look to sweep their San Diego road trip and win their eighth straight when they take on Cathedral Catholic (4-3, 6-7) today at 3 p.m.
Offensive coach Elliott Dominic took over head coaching duties Friday night for Head Coach Adam Guy, who missed Friday night’s game to be present for the birth of his second daughter.
Eagles LAX congrats to Coach Guy & family with Caroline Mae Guy. Born at 331pm today!!! Mom and baby are doing great!!!
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