The Aliso Niguel boys lacrosse team traveled to San Clemente Tuesday night, to renew their South Coast League rivalry with the Tritons.
SC struck first, with a Sander Lush goal just 40 seconds into the contest. From there the Triton offense didn’t let up, scoring three more times over the next eight minutes. The first quarter ended with SC in control, 4-1.
It looked like the Wolverines would stage a comeback at the start of the second quarter. Goals by Sam Chassey and Aaron White brought Aliso to within one. But the Tritons quickly squashed the Aliso momentum, notching four goals to close the half up 8-3.
San Clemente continued to roll though the second half. Final score SC 13, Aliso 7.
Eight different Tritons lit up the scoreboard: Nick Lemus (Air Force, 3g, 1a), Matt Keany (2g) David Howren (2g), Lush (2g), Josh Ortiz (1g), Branden Wilson (1g), Liam Nelson (1g) and Josh Sanchez (1g). Ryan Crawford (Whittier) was all over the field, picking up 6 ground balls. Caleb Bozarth and Omeed Farhadi scooped up 4 gbs each, and Keany 3. Goalie Harrison Webb came up with 11 saves.
The Wolverine offense was fueled by Chassey (3g), Max Kamper (1g), Tanner Clarke (1g), White (1g) and Damian Kim (1g). Jake Lombardo had 3 assists. The defense was led by Lombardo (3 gb), Clarke (2 gb) and Chassey (2 gb). Goalie Evan Gattuso garnered 3 saves.
The Tritons will take on the Trabuco Hills Mustangs this Thursday night, in an important league matchup. The Wolverines will host Tesoro this Thursday.