After leading just 6-2 at halftime, No. 17 El Segundo capitalized on a face-off advantage in the second half to pull away and defeat St. John Bosco 15-4. The Braves were playing their first game as a CIF program after competing in recent years as a club team.
Senior midfielder Isaiah Lynch led the Eagles’ offense with five goals, and senior attack Cory Lund had four goals and three assists. Lukas Roscoe (3g, 1a), Oliver Taback (1g, 1a), Devin Bonney (1g, 1a) and Rory Cochrane (1g) completed the El Segundo scoring.
But the game turned when St. John Bosco lost its starting face-off middie to injury early in the second half. He had been dominating the dot, winning 90 percent of draws and keeping the ball away from the Eagles’ offense. After he went out, though, El Segundo capitalized, winning seven of the next 13 draws.