Oak Park Pulls Away Late to Beat Sierra Canyon

After visiting Sierra Canyon scored three consecutive goals to pull even midway through the third quarter Tuesday, the No. 5 Oak Park Eagles finally solved Trailblazers goalie and pulled away for a 12-8 victory.

Clark finished with 20 saves for No. 12 Sierra Canyon, and his work in the first half kept the Trailblazers within striking distance of the streaking Eagles, who won their seventh in a row. Oak Park led 2-1 after one quarter and only 5-3 at halftime.

Oak Park extended its lead to 6-3 to open the third quarter, but Sierra Canyon chipped away, eventually tying 6-6 with 7:22 left in the period. The rest of the quarter belonged to the Eagles, though, who celebrated senior night with goals from senior Logan Beck, junior and senior James Mabry to regain a three-goal cushion.

Senior fed senior to make it 10-6 early in the fourth, and Julius scored unassisted a minute later to make it 11-6 and all but the game out of Sierra’s reach.

Bradbury led Oak Park (10-4) with three goals and two assists. Julius scored three goals, and Hardy had two goals and an assist. Senior goalie recorded 12 saves.

(4g 1a) led the Trailblazers (6-3), with help on offense from Storm Cree (2g), (1g) and (1g).