Junior attack Kaiser Fry scored eight goals and preseason No. 1 Loyola rode a quick, three-goal burst in the second quarter to an 11-7 win over Great Oak at Foothill HS on Saturday.
The Cubs improved to 2-2 on the season, with both losses by one goal to regionally ranked opponents St. Ignatius (San Francisco) and Foothill. Great Oak (2-1) lost for the first time.
Fry scored twice in the first quarter to give Loyola the lead, the first on a man-down fast break assist from sophomore Shane McAusland. But Great Oak stayed close and was even tied with the Cubs 3-3 late in the second period.
Loyola scored four unanswered goals before halftime, including three in less than a minute, to take a 7-3 lead into the break. Henry Hasenberg started the run with a goal at the 4:06 mark. On the next possession, Fry dodged from X and scored with 3:17 left in the half, and face-off specialist Aidan Hesse won the ensuing draw and scored himself at 3:12. Fry’s fourth goal with 55 seconds left made it 7-3.
Fry then tacked on three more in the third period and another in the fourth to extend the Cubs’ lead to 11-5. Great Oak scored twice in the last two minutes for the final margin. From the description on the @LoyolaLax Twitter feed, six of Fry’s goals were unassisted, and McAusland had the helpers in transition on the other two.
Hasenberg, Hesse and Wes Priestly scored Loyola’s other goals, and Speed Fry, Kaiser’s twin brother, had an assist.
Loyola plays at preseason No. 7 Thousand Oaks (0-3) on Tuesday then plays its first home game Saturday against preseason No. 2 Palos Verdes (1-0).