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.
BLAX 17, Thacher 12 final! Great job Eagle Lax!! pic.twitter.com/Rq4eggnFt5
— Chaminade Athletics (@Chaminadesports) April 1, 2015
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.