Defending league champions Los Alamitos High School opened their Sunset League schedule with authority on Saturday, beating Marina High School 17-3. The Griffins have laid claim to the league title six of the last seven years, and played on Saturday like their sights set on another one. Opportunities to score, courtesy of posessions from faceoff specialists Brandon Ban and Che Woolery (20 of 21 combined), came knocking, and the Griffins opened the door. Nine different Griffins found the back of the net.
Los Al broke the game open in the second quarter when they rode seven goals to a 9-1 lead at halftime. They outscored the Vikings 4-1 in each of the final two quarters to reach the final score of 17-3.
Jake Householder , Brandon Ezell, and Joey Weinman each scored three goals. Drake Sur (1 goal, 2 assists) and Matthew Fannelli (2g, 1a) also were credited with three points. Jordan Taibi (2g) and Ban (1g, 1a) added two points to their 2015 resumes. Cole Campbell, Blake Johnson and Cash Lopez rounded out the Los Al scoring with one goal apiece. The Griffins won the groundball war, recovering 62, led by Jacob McFarland’s nine.
David Arent led the Vikings offense with 1 goal and 1 assist. Nick Jones (1 g), Ben Tracy (1 g), and Patrick Rose (1 a) also chipped in. Noland Anderson and Tristan Webb combined for an impressive 22 saves.
Next up: Marina travels to Capo Valley on Tuesday. Los Al travels to Corona del Mar on Tuesday.
Photos Courtesy of Ivonne Campbel