Junior middie Brendan Egan scored five goals Tuesday, including two in a pivotal fourth-quarter burst, to help carry No. 9 Oak Park past visiting No. 11 Redondo Union, 14-9.
The Eagles (5-3) trailed 3-1 early but recovered to lead 4-3 after one quarter and 7-4 at halftime. But the Sea Hawks (5-4) came out hot in the third and eliminated Oak Park’s lead by the end of the period.
With the score 8-8 entering the final quarter, though, Oak Park turned it around. Sophomore Max Bulko scored to break the tie, then goals from Ryan Shorts and Patrick Lasure opened up an 11-8 cushion. Redondo made it 11-9, but Egan scored his fourth, freshman Adam Julius got his second and Egan capped things with his fifth.
For three quarters Tuesday, No. 12 Chaminade struggled to put any distance between itself and visiting Thacher (2-4), leading 6-4 after one quarter, 9-7 at halftime and 11-10 after three quarters. But the Eagles (5-5) rattled off six unanswered goals to open the final period and seal the win.