Santiago scored with just over a minute to go to get the win vs a solid Tesoro squad in a thriller at the Shark Pool in Corona on Wednesday night. Keith Parr has quietly built a very good program at Santiago. They graduated 15 players in 2019 but have some nice talent this year, reloading not rebuilding these days for the Sharks, with well coached homegrown talent.
For Tesoro, 2nd year head coach Scott Grubert has done an excellent job leading a talented squad to a 3-0 record entering the tilt against the Sharks. The Titans are a young team but they haven’t looked like it so far in 2020. Trent Jones, the former Foothill standout, will join the coaching staff at some point during the 2020 season as well.
Lucas Zelaya made some great stops for Tesoro in the first half. A handful of of point blank stops and 1-on-1 stop that kept it a 1 goal game at halftime. He was excellent.
As for more specialized positions the Santiago FOGO Evan Kenny was a big factor, 16 for 21. 2019 grad Vin Pacleb was one of the best in the area, looks like Kenny will continue that.
Main scorers for Tesoro were Nolan Woodward and Aiden Ferris who each had three goals. Nice 2022 lefty Cole Pollard had a goal and 2021 attack Charlie Richardson tied it at 8 late it the 4th with a nice finish inside, showed he’s got good hands. Woodward and Ferris were good off the dodge.
The game winner came with under a minute off a rebound scored by Aiden Koenig to make it 9-8 Santiago and that’s the way it finished. Bryan Parr had 4 goals on the night, shot the ball very well to say the least. Dylan Castaneda had a goal and 3 assists at attack. If the last name sounds familiar his bro was 2019 grad, plays at Elmhurst College now. Braden Schneider (Maryville) and Dalton Leary did a nice job at close D vs a very good Tesoro attack.
Two well coached teams, fun atmosphere, 1 goal game in early March, plenty of talent….can’t beat it SoCal lax’ers!