St. Margaret’s Episcopal School notched its six win of the season and fourth in a row with a hard fought victory over Mullen High School (Colorado) 7-6 on Tuesday night at Tartan stadium. Video highlights provided by Big Boom Video
St. Margaret’s jumped out to an early lead scoring the first 4 goals of the contest and lead 5-1 at halftime. The Tartans were clearly clicking on all cylinders in the first half against the highly touted and previously undefeated Mustangs.
In the second half Mullen came alive and their goal keeper kept them close by blanking the Tartans in the third quarter and scoring two goals of their own to cut the deficit to 5-3.
In the fourth and deciding frame St. Margaret’s showed its mettle working on both sides of the field to add two “insurance goals” to try and seal the victory. The Tartans would need all of those tallies, however, as Mullen stormed back to cut the deficit to one just before the final horn. In the end the Tartans hung on for a well-deserved W against an excellent lacrosse team that was well-coached and battled tested.
Offensively St. Margaret’s was lead by senior attackman Alex Waller (3g), senior attackman Chase Williams (1g, 2a), junior middie Josh Davis (1g), sophomore middie Oscar Gomez (1g), freshman attackman Sam Harnish (1g), and freshman attackman Paddy Fallon (1a).
The Tartans relied heavily on their defense with senior defenseman Brandon Suchand, sophomore defenseman Fernando Delgado, and sophomore defenseman John Connelly logging most of the hours. Senior defenseman Winston Robinson and sophomore defenseman Mike McGraw also played strong games on defense for the Tartans. Senior goalie Austin Birch made a number of key saves in the second half to preserve the victory for St. Margaret’s.
The Tartans improved their record to 6-4 overall and handed the Mustangs their first loss of the season.
The Tartans also welcomed the return of sophomore middie and face-off specialist Ryan Harnish who was highly effective all evening, and senior LSM Scott McGowan who helped anchor the Tartan’s defense.
St. Margaret’s travels to San Francisco for three games in the Bay Area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check in with www.maxlaxoc.com for all the scores and highlights from the City by the Bay.