Mater Dei overcomes slow start to stun St. Margaret’s

The Mater Dei varsity boys lacrosse team started slow on Saturday but finished strong to defeat the St. Margaret’s Tartans for the first time in program history.

The visiting Monarchs fell behind early as the Tartans built a 3-1 lead behind goals by , and .  However, with dominating faceoffs (20/25) and goalie (15 saves) and his defense buckling down, the Monarchs ended up leading 6-5 at halftime.

The Monarchs carried their momentum into the second half and when the final whistle blew, they swarmed the field to celebrate their 13-9 victory.

Mater Dei continued their season-long pattern of distributing the wealth at the offensive end of the field. (4 goals) and (3 goals) led a parade of eight different Monarchs who found the back of the net.  

paced the Tartans offense with a five point outing (2 goals, 3 assists). Binder and Stahl each finished the game with two goals. (1g, 2a), Chester (1g, 1a), and (1g) rounded out the scoring for St. Margaret’s. had 11 saves.

The Monarchs (4-0) will continue their season on April 7 against Los Alamitos. The Tartans (1-1) travel to Servite on March 30.

Contributed by and St. Margaret’s boys lacrosse.