Four players scored at least three goals Friday, powering No. 5 Thousand Oaks to a 16-11 victory over visiting No. 12 Chaminade.
The score was tied 2-2 briefly midway through the first quarter, but Drew Conlon scored back-to-back goals to give the Lancers a 4-2 lead, and they never trailed again. A five-goal run in the second period created a 10-4 halftime advantage, and though the Eagles mounted a couple of second-half rallies, they never closed the margin to less than three.
Conlon and Will Dutton each scored four goals for the Lancers, and Spencer Whinery and face-off specialist Matt Parham each scored three. Parham’s three all came on fast breaks after face-off wins.
“Thousand Oaks is legit,” Chaminade coach Steve Lane said via text. “Incredible face-off guy and a lot of guys that can score goals.”
Thousand Oaks (2-0) had opened the season with a 22-9 win at Los Alamitos. The Lancers play host to No. 3 Harvard Westlake on Tuesday.
Chaminade (1-1), which Lane said has a very young roster after losing a lot of players to graduation last year, opened with a 13-11 win at Palisades and plays Los Alamitos at home Wednesday.
“[It was a] positive game for our guys,” Lane said via text. “Ten freshmen saw the field, and eight played major roles. Starting D and goalie [are] all freshmen. No seniors this year.”