San Clemente closed out an undefeated South Coast League season by defeating Trabuco Hills 19-9 on Senior Night at San Clemente. Emotions ran high as 17 Tritons suited up for their final regular season home game and the energy propelled the Tritons to a quick 4-2 lead after one quarter. But the upset-minded Mustangs showed their grit by battling back from the early deficit to tie the game at halftime 7-7. However, the senior-led Triton offense kicked into high gear in the third quarter to put the game out of reach for the victory.
The Triton seniors were led by Nick Lemus’s (Air Force) amazing 11-point career game (3g, 8a) with David Howren (5g), Eric Zoe (3g), Omeed Farhadi (2g), Matt Keany (1g,2a), Josh Sanchez (1g,1a). Additional offensive support was provided by Liam Nelson (1g,1a), Branden Wilson (1g), . Ball possession was key for San Clemente as seniors Sander Lush (2g) and Nate Shepard dominated the face-off to keep the pressure on the Mustang defense while Lush also contributed a career-high 10 gb’s.
A.J. Switzer (1g, 4a) and Holden Evans (4g) led the Trabuco Hills offense with support from Jason Kauo (1g), Tyler Payne (1g), Mason Morris (1a), and Jared Friesen (1g). San Clemente closes out their season at #1 ranked Corona Del Mar on April 29.