SAN DIEGO- No. 5 Santa Margarita (3-0, 11-4) dropped the final game of their spring break trip to San Diego with a 15-10 loss to Cathedral Catholic (4-3, 7-7) on Saturday. With the loss, the Eagles had their seven game win-streak snapped and finished the trip with a 2-1 record.
The Dons got off to a hot start, taking a 7-1 lead after the first quarter. However, the Eagles made things much tighter in the second, scoring five of the six goals scored in the frame and entered the half down 8-6.
Cathedral Catholic started hot out the gates in the third quarter with three unanswered goals, followed by two from Santa Margarita to nod the score at 11-8 in favor of the Dons. Nicholas Parrino and Michael Walsh began the fourth quarter with a goal apiece to bring the Eagles to within one, but the Dons scored four unanswered to end the game with the 15-10 win.
Parrino’s hat trick (3G, 2A) led the Eagles offensively and Jack Fisher added five points (2G, 3A) to Santa Margarita’s scoring attack as well. Quentin Buchman (2G), Tyler Wrightson (1G), Jack Allender (1G) and Walsh (1G) got on the board as well.
Defensively, SSDM Robert Colley (1A) led the team with five groundballs. Chase Lynch recorded his 700th career faceoff win Saturday, and won 21 of 28 against the Dons.
The Eagles will face Trinity League opponents their final three games of the regular season, and will begin with a showdown against No. 9 Mater Dei (3-2, 11-5) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.