St. Margaret’s Downs Marina 15-5

taAfter a tough loss earlier in the week St. Margaret’s Episcopal School looked to turn things around against Marina High School on Thursday.  The Tartans took care of business in impressive fashion with a dominating 15-5 win over the Vikings at Tartan stadium.

The Tartans used a balanced scoring attack and a shut down defense, especially in the second half, to cruise to its third win of the season.  The Vikings played with poise and determination throughout the contest, but in the end they were no match for the Tartans, a team that seems to be getting better and better each week.

Offensively St. Margaret’s was lead by junior middie Josh Davis (4g, 2a) who caught fire with his long range game notching 3 highlight reel bombs from up top.  Senior attackman Chase Williams (3g, 1a), senior attackman Alex Waller (2g), junior middie Hunter Edington, freshman attackman Sam Harnish (2g, 1a), and senior middie James Yorke (1g) added their own highlights to an overwhelming offensive display by St. Margaret’s.  Freshman middie Nick Shanks (1g, 1a) also scored his first varsity goal for the Tartans.  St. Margaret’s had a season high 36 shots on cage for the evening.

On the other side of the ball the Tartans were lead by their defensive workhorses with senior defensemen Winston Robinson and Brandon Suchand, and sophomore defensemen Fernando Delgado and John Connelly collecting 22 ground balls, and playing with poise under pressure all evening.  The Tartans clear game showed a marked improvement during the evening.  Sophomore defenseman Mike McGraw also played a key roll for the Tartans on defense.  Senior goalie Austin Birch was very sound in the cage for St. Margaret’s with 7 saves, and, together with his defensive mates, holding Marina scoreless in the second quarter and for most of the third quarter as St. Margaret’s pulled away.

Vikings goals were scored by senior Josh Ane, senior Ryan Salz, senior David Feirstein, senior Brayden Erikson, and senior Austin Jenkins.  Marina had 13 shots on goal offensively and collected 28 groundballs.  Senior goalie Geoffrey Halvorson turned back 21 shots by the Tartans.

The Tartans moved to 3-4 on the season while the Vikings fell to 7-2.

St. Margaret’s has another tough home matchup against Mater Dei on Saturday.  The Vikings return to action on Tuesday night with a home game against Dana Hills.