Sea Kings Open Sunset League With Win Over Huntington Beach

The welcomed itself as a member of the Sunset League with an 18-3 win over Huntington Beach on Wednesday at Huntington Beach High School.

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“We had a plan coming in, to play hard and do what we do and they executed it pretty well. I was proud of the kids,” Sea Kings coach  said.

From the opening faceoff, the undefeated Sea Kings were in no danger, as they dominated possession and didn’t allow the Oilers to get a shot off in the opening quarter.

In the first half altogether, the Sea Kings held the Oilers to only one shot, which was saved by ‘s foot. With the Sea Kings leading 11-0 at halftime, Mix pulled Cord, who only had one save and replaced him with Brandon Stollar, who also registered one save.

The Oilers broke the Sea Kings’ shut out aspirations, as  scored at 7:35 mark of the third quarter.

 and  each had three goals for Corona Del Mar while ,  and each had two goals. , , , ,  and  all scored once for the Sea Kings.

Wednesday’s game was a bit historic for the Sea Kings.  The Sea Kings returned to league play after six years as an independent.   They were members of the Pacific Coast League until they decided to go independent in 2012.  The consensus is that lacrosse will become a CIF playoff sport next season and the CIF format places a much greater emphasis on league play than the current format.

For Huntington Beach, MacDonald, Matt Tabert and  each had one goal for the Oilers, who got 13 saves from Coach Mix admired the goalie play from Penaflor.

While the Oilers didn’t win, one highlight for the Oilers was that ’s goal was strongly shot, it went through the net.

Up next for the Sea Kings (6-0), another league game at home against Marina today, For the Oilers (5-2), they have another league game on Friday at Newport Harbor.

Teran Rodriguez
Teran Rodriguez has been a member of the MaxLax family for three years (going on four).