Rodriguez, Park Roll 7s as No. 2 HW Beats Crespi

Junior attack Paul Rodriguez scored seven goals Tuesday, and fellow junior attack Tommy Park had seven assists, pacing No. 2 Harvard Westlake to a 15-2 rout of Crespi in each team’s Mission League opener.

Rodriguez and Park teamed up on five first-quarter goals — and six goals overall — helping the Wolverines (5-0) take an early 5-1 lead. Five more goals in the second quarter — two from Reid Hudgins, who had three overall — stretched the lead to 10-1 before Crespi’s Logan Soelberg scored unassisted as time expired in the half.

Harvard Westlake benefitted from a decided possession advantage early on, thanks both to middie Harrison Listen, who won 10 of 12 draws in the game, and from strong ground-ball play. The Wolverines had a 32-13 edge in ground balls, with Listen credited with eight and Simon Pompan and Marco Marenzi with four each.

Rodriguez (7g, 3a), Park (7a) and Hudgins (3g) led the Harvard Westlake offense, with contributions also coming from Sultan Danels (1g), Zac Harleston (1g), Whit Spain (1g), Jared Goldman (1g), Roa Julien (1g) and Listen (1a).

Senior defender Dorian Ruh scored Crespi’s first goal.