El Segundo junior goalie Alex Nolan made 13 saves Friday, five of them during a furious fourth-quarter Santa Monica rally, to help the host Eagles hold off the Vikings 10-8 in an Ocean League contest.
The win stops a four-game losing streak for No. 18 El Segundo (2-4, 1-0), which benefitted from the return of junior attack Cory Lund from injury. Lund had five goals and three assists to lead the Eagles’ offense. Senior Preston Quashnick (2g, 1a), junior Daniel Ball (1g, 1a), sophomore Hudson Roles (1g), sophomore Rory Cochrane (1g, 7gbs) and freshman Lukas Roscoe (1a) also contributed to the offense.
El Segundo jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one quarter and was up 6-3 at halftime. The Eagles had stretched the margin to four at 8-4 entering the final period, but the Vikings rallied, scoring three goals during a two-minute, non-releasable slashing penalty against El Segundo.
Santa Monica (3-5, 0-2) was missing junior attack Parker Furlong, a two-time first-team All-Ocean selection, to injury.