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