St. Margaret’s Cruises Past El Dorado

SMESSt. Margaret’s Episcopal School hosted El Dorado High School yesterday, beating them 17 -3. In the first quarter, St. Margaret’s played a bit sloppy, but came out in the second quarter playing much cleaner lacrosse and put up six goals. After half time St. Margaret’s, began to fire on all cylinders and put in several goals in the within the first five minutes. In the final quarter, the Tartans settled their offense, focusing on ball movement, and allowing the full roster to get into the game and get some playing time. Reigning Orange County Player of the Year, Ryan Harnisch (Denver), and Erik Suh dominated the face-offs, winning 22 of the 24.

Payton Fales Makes One of His 7 Saves.
Payton Fales Makes One of His 7 Saves.

Patrick Fallon scored a total of four goals, and had two assists. Samuel Harnisch and Hunter Edington each put three in the net. The Harnisch brothers both had one assist. Nick Shanks ended the game with two goals and one assist. Josh Davis put two in the net and assisted on two other goals. Kevin Cox scored one and assisted on one. Erik Suh and Oscar Gomez scored one goal each. Nick Kuljis and Jeremy Davis had one assist each.

Freshman Goalie Dylan Krammer Showed Grace Under Fire Against the Southern Section Champs.
Freshman Goalie Dylan Krammer Showed Grace Under Fire Against the Southern Section Champs.

El Dorado’s Kenny Sommer, Alec Simpson, and Andrew Hubner put three goals past St. Margaret’s goalie Payton Fales, who made seven saves in the game, bringing his save rate for the season so far to 79%.

El Dorado hustled and played with integrity. Freshman goalie Dylan Krammer faced the brunt of the Tartans’ onslaught but stood out as an example of giving your all until the final horn sounds. Program Director and Head Coach Todd Beauchamp said, “I cannot heap enough praise on Dylan for his play yesterday. You rarely find the resiliency and utter determination in a freshman to continue make save after save against a powerhouse like St. Margaret’s.”

The 3-0 Tartans now get ready to host an undefeated St. Joseph’s of Maryland team on Friday. Next up for El Dorado (1-4) is league rival Yorba Linda (4-1) on Friday night.

Courtesy of St. Margaret’s Lacrosse