Standout LSM Adam Brownell scored twice while Stone Sims and Nick Shippy also scored with their long poles in the win, which improves San Clemente to 10-4. Agoura fell to 5-7.
Brownell’s first goal kicked off the scoring, followed by Austin Streeter’s first of the day (finished with 4 goals and 1 assist) and SC was off to an early start (both goals assisted by Collin Zines). But the physical Chargers responded with a pair of unassisted goals by senior attack man Dylan Watkins and face-off midfielder Mitch Galer to draw even at 2-2 in the first. But Streeter scored to lift SC to 3-2 to end the quarter as sophomore defenseman Caleb Bozarth raced full field after breaking up Agoura’s extra man offense, then fed the red-hot Streeter.
Early in the second quarter Agoura again was man-up when Bozarth started yet another fast-break the other way, then hit Peyton Garrett (1 goal, 2 assists) at midfield who then found Streeter behind his defenseman. The senior attack man spun and neatly beat Chargers sophomore net minder Jason Pawlak for a second man-down score, and SC took the 4-2 advantage. Sims then ran full field and fired a shot past a defenseless Pawlak, and SC had a 5-2 halftime lead. The Tritons’ defense–Sims, Max Lepley, Bozarth along with defensive midfielders Ryan Crawford, Taylor Dodd, Garrett Eslick and Ryan Redivo–all helped quiet the Chargers offense, as Agoura only got four shots off in the quarter, and goalie Austin Boyer had two big saves (finished with 11 for the game).
Streeter’s fourth of the game started off the half, but Agoura then strung together two quick goals to cut the Tritons lead to 6-4. Drew Copeland (assist Liv Bar) and Lucas Lagola (assist Galer) notched the Charger goals. But SC senior Peyton Garrett scored the next goal to stretch the lead back to three, and junior attack man Jack Renard then scored two of his four on the game as SC pulled ahead at the end of the quarter, 9-4.
The floodgates opened in the fourth quarter, as senior face-off man Will Bozarth won 5 of 8 draws in the quarter and helped the Tritons control the ball and ice the game. Torin Alm and freshman Matt Keany joined the scoring, while Renard’s pair (one on a nice assist from freshman Nick Lemus) along with Shippy and Brownell’s scores ensured a solid 15-5 road win for the Tritons. Marty Shargel scored Agoura’s lone goal in the quarter.
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–MaxLaxOC.com staff report