No. 9 Servite hosted No. 12 Trabuco Hills Tuesday night to determine which team would drop its first game of the young season and which would start the season 4-0. Servite came out on top 9-8 in a game that was not decided until the final seconds. Freshman attack Jack Terrones led the Friars with four goals. Sophomore AJ Switzer had a hat trick for the Musangs.
The game started out slowly and set the low-scoring tone that would carry throughout the game. The Mustangs drew first blood when Holden Evans hitting a cutting Mason Morris for the game’s first goal. Alex Paz responded for the Friars and the game was knotted at 1-1 after twelve minutes. Servite goalie Andrew Garcia and Trabuco Hills goalie Kyle Thibault each had to make one save in the frame as the two playoff contenders tried to figure each other out.
The second quarter got off to a slow start until Evans scored off of a dodge from up two after toe dragging through two Servite defenders for a 2-1 Trabuco Hills lead. Switzer then scored his first goal to give the Mustangs a two-goal edge and some momentum. Donovan Harper and Switzer then traded goals before Servite started to establish control with four unanswered goals. Servite took a 6-4 lead into the fourth quarter.