Esperanza rebounded nicely from their recent loss to Santa Margarita by defeating the Capo Valley Cougars 8-5.Bryce Ippolito was the head honcho on offense for the Aztecs with 4 goals. Jacob Aho (2 goals), Ian Hess (1 goal), and Tim Roman (1 goal) rounded out the scoring for the Aztecs. Josh Fessey and Nick Carpenter split time between the pipes, recording 3 saves each.
Blake Berk notched 2 goals for the Cougars. Cameron Lopez (1 goal, 1 assist), Logan Currie (1 goal), Clay Eggeman (1 goal), and Drew Casas (1 assist) rounded out the scoring for Capo. Jordan Wanger was solid in the goal, rejecting 10 shots.
Esperanza (1-1) looks to break the .500 mark next Friday when they travel to Temecula to face Great Oak. Capo (0-1) has a much shorter bus ride on Monday as they face cross town rivals Mission Viejo.