Ryan Sigal and the rest of the Santa Margarita defense proved to be unruly guests at Bellarmine Prep on Wednesday night. Playing aggressively all night long the Eagles shut down the Bells with eight turnovers and came away with a 9-4 win. Sigal was the chief antagonist with three CTOs.
The win, which was their second in a row in the Bay Area, pushed Santa Margarita (5-3) to two games over 0.500 and more importantly gave some forward momentum to what has so far been a topsy turvy season for the Eagles.
It was not just Sigal and the long poles who helped out on defense. Nicholas Parrino, who is one of Santa Margarita’s top offensive stars, stepped up defensively with two caused turnovers of his own. Ryan Olsker had an impressive 63.6 percent save percentage between the pipes and recorded seven saves.
Offensively, the Eagles were paced by Quentin Buchman‘s (4G, 1A) five-point performance. Ryan You (3G) contributed a hat trick, and Parrino (1G, 1A), Michael Walsh (1G), Jack Allender (1A), and Connor Kentros (1A) rounded out the scoring for Santa Margarita.
The Eagles will look to sweep Northern California Friday when they take on Sacred Heart Prep (7-1).