Poway Cruises Past San Clemente

Poway gave up a quick goal to visiting San Clemente on Saturday but recovered quickly and pulled away for a 14-5 lead. Matt Keaney scored off the opening faceoff to give the Tritons a short-lived 1-0 lead 10 seconds into the game. Unanswered goals from Jake Landon, Bailey McLaughlin, and Owen Springett in the next six minutes gave Poway a lead they would never relinquish. The Titans opened up a 6-3 halftime lead and then pulled away in the second half for the 14-5 win.

Nick Beeson (4 goals) and Harrison Greaves (3g, 1a) paced the Poway offense. Landon (2g), ailey McLaughlin (1g), Owen Springett (1g, 1a), Brett Masaki (1g), Matt Letteri (2g), Brad Belasco (1g) rounded out the Poway scoring. Long poles Jake Fiske, McLaughlin, Chase Crawford, and Tony Chassen teamed up to keep the San Clemente offense at bay. Kellan Cutting was solid between the pipes and in the clearing game.

Branden Wilson led the San Clemente offense with two goals. Keaney (1g), Omeed Farhadi (1g, 1a), Nick Lemus (1g), and Liam Nelson (1a) also contributed to the offensive production. Austin Boyer was solid between the pipes, making some point blank saves.


Next up: San Clemente (3-2; 1-0) plays Foothill on Tuesday. Poway (4-0) plays Torrey Pines (3-0) on Tuesday.