Late Goal Lifts Oak Park Girls Past Chaminade

Senior Yael Kaufman scored on a free-position shot with 37 seconds to play Friday night, lifting No. 4 Oak Park to an 8-7 win over visiting No. 3 Chaminade.

Chaminade (9-2) had lost 9-2 to No. 1 Redondo Union earlier in the week, then cruised past Louisville on Thursday. Oak Park (6-2) also has lost to Redondo Union.

OP scored first Friday, and the Eagles either led or were tied until Chaminade took its only lead with about seven minutes to play. Chaminade scored three consecutive goals after Oak Park had built a 6-4 lead in the second half.

But junior Olivia Fagnani, who led Oak Park with three goals and an assist, pulled he Eagles even at 7-7 with 1:12 left. Kaufman controlled the ensuing draw, and Fagnani drew a foul that sent a Chaminade player off with a yellow card.

Olivia Fagnani, Oak Park
Olivia Fagnani led Oak Park with four goals, including the tying goal with 1:12 to play.

Kaufman scored on the subsequent free-position shot, giving Oak Park the lead. Graesen Campbell controlled the ensuing draw, and Oak Park ran out the clock.

Fagnani (3g, 1a) and Campbell (2g, 1a) led the Oak Park offense, and Erin Dotson (2g) and Kaufman (1g) also scored. Goalie Alexis Robinson recorded 16 saves.

Game details courtesy Oak Park girls lacrosse and @OakParkGirlsLAX; photos courtesy Jim Dryden.