The Santa Margarita Eagles travelled to Anaheim to face the struggling Servite Friars on Friday, and came away with an 11-2 victory. Michael Senecal (2 Goals, 1 Assist) set the tone early by igniting a seven goal Eagles run to open the game. Senecal’s goal was followed in quick succession by goals from Nico Houser (2 Goals), Andrew Kofoed (3 Goals), and another by Senecal. Then Hayden Ruiz (2 Goals, 1 Assist) scored on a left handed rip , and Kofoed finished a pass from Zach Taylor (1 Goal, 2 Assists) to end the quarter at 6-0 in favor of Santa Margarita. The second quarter started with a quick drive by Logan Dochterman (1 Goal, 1 Assist) to put the Eagles up 7-0. Drew Marinelli got the Friars on the board, giving them hope for a comeback. However, Houser quickly squashed any thoughts by finishing an underhanded shot to make it 8-1, which is where the half ended.
The stingy Santa Margarita defense limited the Friars to only 10 shots. Ravi Dhouni, Dave Fice, and super sophs, CJ Deal and Eric Rubak, refused to allow the Friars to get into much, if any, offensive rhythm until late in the game. The Friars continued to compete until the final whistle but ran out out of time after scoring the last three goals of the game. Evan Purpura scored two of those goals and Ryan Thomas scored the other goal. The Eagles improved their record to 8-2 and the Friars dropped to 2-6. Each club continues Trinity League play next week.