St. Margaret’s Tops Campolindo

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School kicked off their spring break trip to the Bay Area with a 17-3 victory over Campolindo. The Cougars, ranked no. 14 in the Central Coast Section, entered the game with a 6-1 record.  James Eidt (pictured above) and the rest of the Tartan defense held the Cougars to about 1/5 of their scoring average of 14 goals per game.
Defenseman Zach Shor got the Tartans started when he converted a Campolindo turnover after the opening faceoff into a fastbreak goal.  In patented St. Margaret’s fashion the Tartans won the ensuing faceoff, and senior Paddy Fallon fed Samuel Harnisch for a 2-0 lead.   The Cougars responded with a goal to make the score 2-1, but that would be the last they would be heard from in the first half.   The Tartans went on a 10-0 run to close the half at 12-1.  Solid defense and unselfish ball movement were the keys to the Tartans’ first  half, with seven different players scoring.

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Nick Kuljis (15) evades the Campolindo defense.

The Tartans stayed true to form in the second half as four different Tartans scored a total of five goals to reach the final tally of 17-3.  St. Margaret’s was led by Samuel Harnisch with 5 points (4g, 1a).   Freshman, Blaine Nelson (2g), Andy Shin (1g), Conrad Hampson (1g) were key contributors in the win.

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Freshman Blaine Nelson was a key contributor with 2 goals.

After the game, the Campolindo families hosted the St. Margaret’s players and families to a fantastic bbq.

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Freshman Andy Shin (16) scored a goal for the Tartans.

Next up: St. Margaret’s faces San Ramon Valley this evening.  The 7-1 Wolves’ only loss this season was a 13-11 decision against nationally ranked St. Ignatius.