Santa Margarita Shuts Out El Toro

IMG_4456Santa Margarita looked dominant for the second consecutive game as they shut out El Toro 13 – 0 in the Eagles’ home opener. Once again an unselfish offense (9 different goal scorers) and a stout team defense added up to victory for the Eagles. Skyler Rockey and Andrew Kofoed led the Eagles with 4 points each.

By Scott Parsons, MaxLaxOC.com

Hayden Ruiz got the Eagles started with an unassisted left handed laser that found the top corner at 3:51 of the first quarter. Less than a minute later, Brett Enochs dodged on the right side of the cage and found the back of the net from 10 yards out to make 2-0 Santa Margarita. The Chargers had a chance to get back in the game with two extra man opportunities in the final two minutes of the quarter but the Eagles man-down defense was up to the challenge. Santa Margarita allowed only on shot on goal in the three man down situations they faced on the evening.

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Santa Margarita’s offense took control of the game in the second quarter as they scored six goals to close out the half at 8-0. Enochs got it started with his second goal of the night, this one on a feed from freshman Doc Dochterman. The sophomore tandem of Michael Flint and Andrew Kofoed added another talley 30 seconds later when Flint scored on a feed from Kofoed to make it 4-0. Goals by Rockey (assist from Kofoed), Gould, Kofoed, and Rockey again (assist from Ruiz) closed out the half at 8-0 in Santa Margarita’s favor.

Santa Margarita add four more in the third quarter: Kofoed from Rockey, Ruiz from Rockey, Cullen Bock on nice shot on the run that found the top corner, and Rockey. Junior Keaton Ebner added the final goal at 7:36 of the fourth quarter.

The Eagles are now 2-0 on the season while the Chargers fell to 1-1. Next up for Santa Margarita is a home game Saturday night against Los Alamitos. El Toro travels to JSerra on Tuesday night.