This is a rematch of a regular season game that Trabuco won 13-7. The Mustangs have continued to roll ever since. But that was two months ago, and this the playoffs.
Trabuco can score it with Holden Evans (Colorado Mesa), AJ Switzer (Colorado Mesa), Jared Friesen, and Justin Paget. The Santa Margarita defense with Kai Solomon, Henry Miller and Ryan Sigal will have to show up with heads on swivels.
Traditionally the Santa Margarita plays pressure defense. This makes for an interesting matchup because Trabuco can handle the pressure. The Eagles played some zone vs Mater Dei this year as well.
The Eagles have a number of offensive weapons and will likely go to all of them. Aaron Sharply had six goals vs Tesoro. Big night for him. Jack Allender, Tyler Wrightson and Ryan You should be ready too for this second time around vs Mustangs.
Keep an eye on the FOGO battle. We’ve previewed Colin Seedorf previously, a second year player headed to Colorado Mesa is tough at X. SMCHS has Zach Zahr, he went 8 for 10 in first half of Tesoro game helping to bust that game wide open.
Ryan Olsker has been good between the pipes for the Eagles. He’ll be tested by the talented Trabuco shooters. Cooper Gatine has had some excellent games minding the Trabuco net this year as well.
Rivalry game, teams not far from each other, aggressive teams, big crowd, get there if you can, gonna be a good one!