Santa Margarita Falls to Cathedral Catholic

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.

Brandon Ross
Brandon Ross is a Digital Reporter/Editor for Maxlaxoc.com, entering his third year with the company. His experience in Sports Journalism began in 2014 where he served as a staff writer for Orange Coast College's Coast Report, mostly covering Sports. In the Spring of 2016, he moved onto The Daily Titan as an assistant sports editor, covering Division One College Basketball, Baseball, and Softball. He also served as The Daily Titan's "second in command" as the paper's Managing Editor, covering a variety of school and local news as well as help guide a young staff in an election season. During his spare time, he loves to travel and spend time with loved ones. For tips, please email Brandon at brandonkross92@gmail.com