La Costa Canyon Breaks Bishops Streak, 13-7

The Bishops Knights (4-0) entered the game against La Costa Canyon Mavericks (3-2) after back-to-back wins against visiting teams; last week the Knights beat Castle View (Castle Rock, Colo.) 12-11 and Colorado Academy ( Denver, Colo.) 16-9.  La Costa Canyon came into the game off of a tough  loss to Poway. The game would end with the Maverick  besting the Knights by 6 points to win the game 13-7.

The game started with the Maverick’s Jack Keen scoring an early unassisted goal, the first of his three for the game.  Keens score also marked the start of a 5 goal run for the Mavericks. La Costa Canyon’s Jake McClean (Towson), Connor Rafferty,  Andrew Beachem (Towson) and Michael Rice, all contributed to the 0-5 score at the end of the 1st quarter.

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In the 2nd quarter Bishops’ Christian Ford (Michigan) fed Cal Costa (Ohio) on the crease to put the Knights on the board. Another Ford to Costa goal brought the score to 2-5.  Goals from Ryan Hastings and Ford brought the score to 6-7. before Bishops went man-up for an opportunity to tie the game.  The Mavericks solid defense thwarted the Knights Extra-Man Offense, forced a turnover and gave Jack Kagan a score off of the resulting fast break.

La Costa Canyon held Bishops to 1 goal for the 4th  quarter, while Rafferty put up another 2 goals and 1 assist. Ultimately the Mavericks secured a 13-7 victory.

Bishops had notable performances by Ford (2G/2A), Costa (3G), Jonathan Ford (4GB), and Garth Erdossy (10 saves as Goalie.)  Mavericks notable performs

included Rafferty  (4G/1A),  McClean (1G/3A), Keen (3G/1A) and Crew Taylor (5GB)

Next up: Bishops (4-1) plays 2015 Open Division Champs Poway (6-1) at Poway on March 31st.  La Costa Canyon (4-2) play San Marcos (3-5) on April 1st at home.