SoCal Express Headed to the Crab Feast

The SoCal Express 2018s and 2019s wrap up their east coast trip at the Crab Feast this weekend.  The 2019s will play in the Maroon Pool against Team 91 White, Philadelphia Freedom and Eclipse.  The 2018s will play in the Orange pool against LI Express, Annapolis Hawks and Mavericks.

Both squads will look to better their 2-3 records at King of the Hill last wekend. The 2018s, led by Quentin Buchman (10 goals, 2 assists) and Ellis Geis (6g, 4a) finished fourth in their division.  Other scorers for the 2018s included Andy Shin (4g, 1a), Justin Welling (4g, 1a), Conrad Hampson (4a), Garrett Kuntz (3g), Matt Ury (1g), Josh Fox (1g, 1a), Nick Parrino (2g), Blaine Nelson (1g), Michael Chew (2g)  Parker McFadden (1g) and Michael Walsh (2g). Hayden Rodenbeck (pictured above, 5 caused turnovers) and Jack Seals (4 cto) led the defense.  Ethan Sepulveda was solid between the pipes.

The SoCal Express 2019s dropped a 9-8 overtime thriller to Colorado-based Evolve 8-9 in their final KOH game.  Solid team defense and  Stuart Pollard’s performance at the faceoff X helped keep the final game close. Jack Allender led the offense with 5 goals.  Destry Burton (3a),  Kevin Groeninger ( 1g, 2a) and Stephen Deck (2g, 1a) rounded out the scoring for the 2019s.

In between tournaments, the players and coaches took some time to visit the Naval Academy and Loyola University.