St. Margaret’s Episcopal School notched its fifth win of the season and third in a row with a dominating victory over Servite High School 22-3 on Wednesday night in Anaheim. The surging Tartans improved their record to 5-4 and are now 2-0 to start their Trinity League campaign.
St. Margaret’s scored 10 unanswered goals in the first quarter as their offense was firing on all cylinders to start the game. Servite had no answer defensively as the Tartans moved the ball with quick precision to set up numerous point uncontested shots on the Friar’s cage. The Tartans added four more goals in the second quarter, six in the third quarter and two in the final frame and the route was complete.
Offensively it seemed like everyone was in on the act. The Tartans were led by sophomore middie Oscar Gomez, sophomore attack Paddy Fallon, junior middie Hunter Edington, senior attack Alex Waller, junior middie Josh Davis, freshman attack Sam Harnish, and senior attack Chase Williams.
Senior middie Will (Willy) Schmall was dominating on face-offs for the Tartans all afternoon providing St. Margaret’s with an overwhelming advantage in possessions.
The Tartans collected 39 groundballs with senior defenseman Brandon Suchand, sophomore defenseman Fernando Delgado, and Oscar Gomez and Hunter Edington leading their team in this category in their typical workmanlike styles. Sophomore defenseman John Connelly was on the Friars hands all afternoon, and senior defenseman Winston Robinson had his strongest game this season playing smothering defense on the rare occasions when the Friars had it in the Tartan’s offensive zone. Austin Birch had another strong game in goal for St. Margaret’s never letting the Friars get on track.
St. Margaret’s returns home against an out of town foe, Mullen of Colorado on Tuesday night. The Friars next game is a home affair against Great Oak on Saturday afternoon.