Goalie CJ Ortiz made 12 saves and midfielder Dillon Pentis scored four goals Tuesday — three in the second half — to help visiting Thousand Oaks beat Oak Park 13-10. The No. 6 Lancers never trailed, but they also couldn’t put the No. 8 Eagles away until the final few minutes.
It was a significant win for Thousand Oaks (7-3), which had lost three games to Top 10 teams (Loyola, Westlake and Harvard Westlake) since opening the season with a 13-9 win over Crespi. For Oak Park (6-4), the loss snapped a four-game winning streak. The Eagles own a win over No. 10 Newbury Park but have lost to Loyola and Crespi.
Tuesday, the Lancers led 3-0 and 4-1 early, but Oak Park (6-4) battled back to tie 7-7 at halftime. The Eagles only scored three goals the rest of the way, but each one kept the Lancers within striking distance until T.O. finally managed to stretch its lead to three at 12-9. Oak Park made it 12-10 with about three minutes left but could get no closer.
TO goalie making some big saves down the stretch. 1:27 left 10-13
— OP Eagles Lax (@opeagleslax) April 8, 2015
In addition to Pentis’ four, Thousand Oaks got three goals each from Zach Asbury and Eric Conlon, two from Roy Ward and one from Nick Auger.
Sophomore Max Bulko led Oak Park with three goals, and Brendan Egan and Griffin Hughes each scored two. Adam Julius, Ryan Shorts and Owen Consoletti each scored one, and Consoletti recorded three assists.
Oak Park travels to play No. 2 Palos Verdes on Thursday. Thousand Oaks is off until April 15, when Newbury Park visits for a Marmonte League game.