Put an 8 on your scorecard in golf and they call it a snowman. Put an eight on your scorecard in lacrosse and they call it one heck of a game. St. Margaret’s Noelani Murayama had one heck of a game on Tuesday, scoring eight goals to help her team defeat home-team Mission Viejo 19-12 on Tuesday.
In a game of runs, St. Margaret’s jumped out to an early 10-3 lead only to see Mission Viejo score five unanswered goals to close the gap to 10-8 by halftime. Mission Viejo carried the momentum into the second half and held a 12-11 lead with 18 minutes to play. St. Margaret’s responded by putting up seven in the final 18 minutes while holding the Diablo’s scoreless for the remainder of the game to claim a 19-12 victory.
Mission Viejo was led by junior Maryn Macha with seven goals. Senior Lauren Robinson and freshman Makena Gordon, added two goals apiece. For St. Margaret’s, Cameron Manor had four goals, and Marissa Young added three.